Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Parade - Day 19

Today's book is actually a counting book that retells the Christmas story from the Bible. The counting is where the animals come in as the story unfolds starting with one donkey carrying Mary. What a fun way for children to learn about the birth of Christ!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Book Parade - Day 18

Today's book is The Littlest Angel. My sister gave this book to my son for Christmas one year because the television movie was a favorite of ours growing up.

The Littlest Angel was a Christmas special programing staple in the sixties and seventies along with The House Without a Christmas Tree.

Did you watch either of those specials?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Parade - Day 17

It wouldn't be a Christmas book parade without Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Talk about a story that stands the test of time.

This book belonged to me. How do I know? Check it out. This was when I was learning to write. Notice I tried out two versions of my name. Note to EVERYONE....never call me Rosie.....
Lastly I'll leave you with Santa and the reindeer that saved the day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Parade - Day 16

The story in this book revolves around the lyrics of Jingle Bells. I really thought this book belonged to our son, but since the copyright date is 1965...I don't think so! I do know this came from my mom's house, however I don't remember it as a child so it must be a book she picked up somewhere for her grandchildren to enjoy.

The illustrations are fun! Look at those reindeer lined up in a row getting some rest after their Christmas Eve run!

Lastly, this is another book with music printed in it. It's the last page of text this verses the front and back covers.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Parade - Day 15

Another one of our son's Christmas books. This book helps children learn the ABC's through both secular and Christian symbols that stand for Christmas .

Of course, I must share the last letter in the alphabet!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Book Parade - Day 14

Christmas wouldn't be complete without snowman stories! This is another book I purchased at a thrift shop. The funny thing about this book is the price stamped on the cover says 69 cents and the snicker price from say 34 cents. Must have been on sale!

This is a cute story about a snowman who wants to be a Christmas snowman and his nature friends shown on the cover help him out. It has lovely and old fashioned illustration since the copyright date is 1977. Do you agree?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Book Parade - Day 13

This is my all time favorite middle grade Christmas book. I purchased this for myself when it came out in 2009 from the cover alone and the story inside outshines that cover! I laughed and I cried while reading this book.

Even though it's set a few years before I was born, I can certainly relate to many things in the story. I re-read this heartwarming story about holding Christmas in your heart all year.