We started a new tradition last year, but it just
didn't take off very well.
But this year, the boys love it
and cannot wait to enter Nana
and Ducca's house and open their
book of the day.
I guess that just goes to prove
that sometimes you have to "do"
traditions a while before they
are really traditions.
|These are some of the books that we have|
read already this year.
|Kelly, who is a former music teacher,|
mentioned that she especially loves this
version of the popular Christmas song.
How can you go wrong with illustrations
by Steven Kellogg?
|I adore the illustrations in the Bear books and|
this one is extra special.
Bear really wants to sleep since
it is time for hibernation, but
he stays up to share Christmas with his
|If you noticed the little bear sitting|
on the top of the stack of wrapped books
in the first picture,
this is the book that goes with
the bear. The boys love to sit
and make the bear go "Peef" which
of course, is his name.
(Thank you for this book, Joyce)
|I'm a sucker for great illustrations,|
and this book definitely delivers.
With all the snow we have had lately,
it has been fun reading about this magical
snowman who creates the snow.
|This was one of Caleb's picks and he|
liked it so much that he asked his mom
to read it to him a second time.
He even noticed that the little
angel had lost his front teeth,
just like Caleb.
|Jan Brett is a master of details in her illustrations.|
Children will have fun looking through all the wonderful
illustrations to find the Gingerbread Baby.
I cannot wait until our
Baby Cora is big enough
to join in the Christmas reading fun.
|This is a fun book for children, but some of the jobs|
that Santa had before he got his present job
are really interesting to the adult
reader as well as the child.
My little guys really like the upside down