Apr 132014

Christmas classics are filled with light, magic and hope and this book should be among the greats. Though short, this beautiful poem complete with pictures, immediately had me reflecting on past Christmas’ and the less fortunate I knew.

A simple yet effective poem which brings the reader back to the magic of their present filled Christmas, even if they just received some extra time with friends, this story is profound. It’s message of receiving books and feeling love and appreciating the fortunate circumstances life brought us.

While in our own communities, kids struggle to find hope and small fortunes like a tiny bit of oil, other children demand the most expensive toy available and receive it.

Filled with symbolism and hope, peace, and warmth both adults and children can relate to. An updated version of The 12 Days of Christmas, this story should be told by the fire on Christmas Eve.

With whimsical rhymes and seemingly carefully perfected words, Myers leaves his readers a memory of both sadness and hope.

A reminder to see what’s out your window when you look and not to take so much for granted.

A highly recommended read.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland
author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm

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