The King's Christmas List ( A Eldon Johnson Book Review)

What better time than Christmas to teach little ones about "giving" ! God gave himself for each one of us and that's the reason of the season that we celebrate as Christmas. This beautiful message is compiled in a beautiful short story with Bonnie Leick's artistic illustrations.

The King's Christmas List is the book you need to give your little ones this Christmas.

In a nutshell:

Emma and her little dog Shu-Shu were thrilled to be invited to the King’s birthday party. But what do you get a King for his birthday? Emma and Shu-Shu have no gift, but they bring the Christmas cake they made with Mom and put on their Sunday best as they dash to the King’s carriage.  And of course, Emma couldn’t go anywhere without her beloved Cherry-Bear.  On the way, they have encounters that lead them to bestow their cake, winter-cape, and even Cherry-Bear, on others. Now they’re chilly, rumpled, and empty-handed—what will the King think? Emma frets, but when they finally meet the King at his palace, they discover they gave the King exactly what he wanted.

The book is a lovely tool for teaching children about the real meaning of Christmas. I love the way Bonnie has illustrated the story with beautiful pictures and little Emma in a beautiful red dress and her hair neatly clipped with a cute, red bow..the story is painted on a snowy, winter background. 

Children will love to read this story over and over as the roles played by Cherry-Bear and Shu-Shu are sure to win little hearts. The story is sure to stay in their minds as it has a beautiful ending when the King talks about his own birthday and gifts. Simple yet a profoundly clear message to make the true spirit of Christmas grow in the minds of children.

Families will be able to go online and be directed to notable charities to give their own gift to the King.

Buy it from Thomas Nelson for $14.99 !

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(Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers, I received a free advanced reading copy of this book as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)


ruthhill74 said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing!

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