Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Picture Book Review: Christmas Is...
Written and illustrated by: Gail Gibbons
Published by: Holiday House, 2001
* Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying this special holiday with your family. We are hosting Christmas and enjoying the day with our children and family.
I thought that this book was appropriate for posting on Christmas. Gail Gibbons has written many children's book on all different topics. In this book she starts each page with Christmas is....and then goes on to explain different aspects of the holiday. I enjoyed that the book focused on the religious aspects of the holiday - the Christ Child, angels, the creche.
My 4 year old son recently participated in a Christmas pageant at his nursery school. It was nice to see him making connections with the pageant and what we were reading. The book was informative and easy to understand for the kids. The book really focused on the important aspects of the holiday and as the ending states, "Christmas is....peace, love, and joy."
This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.