Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴏᴏᴋ
Category: Children's Book (ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: December 2018
Content Rating: G suitable for all readers
Mom's Choice Award Winner!
What is the meaning of Christmas? That's what eight-year-old EJ wants to know. The other kids say it's about getting toys‚ but is it, really?
One evening, EJ's mother takes him to the Rockefeller Center to see the lighting of the most magical tree in the world, and EJ meets someone who teaches him what Christmas is truly all about.
I am touched by the sweet message in The Christmas Blanket as young EJ seeks out the true meaning of Christmas.
Ej and his mom travel to the city to view the lighting of the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree. Mom tells him that when she was young she was told making a wish at the Rockefeller tree would make it come true.
On their journey to the city, EJ sees Tommy Turner, a ‘mean kid’ from his class, who states that Christmas is all about receiving presents. That evening as he viewed the Christmas lights and decorations of the city, he notices an old man sitting alone, chattering in the cold. And surprisingly enough, through this man, EJ discovers the meaning of Christmas is selfless love.
The illustrations throughout showcase the emotion of the story very well. The story is simple, yet powerful, and left me with a warmth in my soul.
Although, as a Christian, I view Christmas as a celebration of Christ’s birth, the message in this children’s book coincides with that to a large degree. EJ shows his selfless love and altruistic heart with the simple act of giving a blanket to someone in need.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.
Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀ
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