Saturday, December 20, 2008

Great Kid's Christmas Book

I love my local library! We go every other week to the pre-schooler story time, and to check out new books! This past time I found a really great book created by the awesome author/illustrator duo who does the Bear books: Bear Snores On, Bear's New Friend, etc. Well, they did the cutest Christmas book called Mortimer's Christmas Manger, about a mouse who is looking for a house, and finds his people's Nativity set. He wants to move into the manger, which leaves this little baby statue without a home. Mortimer overhears his people telling the Christmas story (which they do a much better job of than most Christian books out there!) and decides that the baby Jesus needs the home more than him. So he puts the baby Jesus statue back in the manger and prays, asking God for a new home. The ending is super cute, and my son just loves it! I won't spoil the surprise, but this is a great book for pre-schoolers, to talk to them about some good Christian Christmas traditions, and enjoy some beautiful illustrations.