Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Christmas in the Manger
Although Keifer is too young to fully grasp the concept of just "why" we celebrate Christmas every year, I'm so glad we came across this book, Christmas in the Manger. It is a very simple young child's board book, full or repetitive, rhyming text, focusing each section on the animals in the stable, the star, the Shepards, Mary and Joseph, and finally, baby Jesus, the "reason for Christmas Day". Our girl love this book - she actually prefers to take it from our hands and flips right to the star page, as well as the picture of baby "Jeez".
I'm hoping next year, the whole celebration of baby Jesus will make more sense, but until then, I thought I'd share this sweet little book that is a hit at our house.
Another book she is really loving lately, is Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear. Although our girl hasn't really read The Little Mouse, The Red, Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear, she still loves the pictures and simple text in this book. She loves to say "mouse crying" when the mouse is 'boo-hooing" and I think she likes the colorful pictures. It's another sweet, simple, and colorful book to share with your little ones!