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December 2, 2015

Wee Read Wednesday: My Christmas Stocking

Wee Read Wednesday: My Christmas Stocking
What happens on Christmas Eve while children sleep? "Their stockings are filled up with candy and toys, and happy surprises for good girls and boys." A kindhearted man hid a gift in a stocking, long ago. He did it to "remind everyone of the Gift that God sent." Christmas stockings help us remember God's love.

My Thoughts:
So where did Christmas stockings get started? I have no idea, but this is such a fun story for your little ones to tell about their Christmas stocking.

Stockings are one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning. We always put fun things like fingernail polish, bath soaps, fun socks and such into the stockings. Our kids also love to pick up little goodies and slip them into our stockings when they think we are not looking. But I’ve never actually considered where the stocking tradition may have started.

In this sweet little book, the stocking tradition is attributed back to Saint Nicholas. It tells that he wanted to do something nice for people to remind them that God loves them. Sometimes he would leave presents out in the open. But other times he would hid them deep into their socks!

With easy to read rhyming sentences, this story is a lot of fun for kids to read and to listen. The illustrations are very simple and eye-catching, and something that my kids really enjoy. I also love the stocking shape of this sturdy board book.

This would make a great pre-Christmas gift for the young child in your life.

About the Author
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."

About the Illustrator
You can find Claudine diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.