Sunday, December 17, 2006

Children's Book Monday

If you are searching for something to read to your children this CHRISTmas, first read them this, and then this.

Did you do it?

Okay, now you may read this week's review!

Mortimer's Christmas Manger
Written by Karma Wilson
Illustrations by Jane Chapman

From the mouse-eye view of Mortimer, we learn the lesson of making room for Jesus in our lives.

He needs a new house! And next to the twinkling Christmas tree is a home just his size. The only trouble is, little statue-people already live there! But no bother. One by one, he lugs them out and takes their place, snuggling in the manger.

But!

Every night when he returns home, the statues are back in place! Then, he overhears something.

The very special story of Jesus is being told, and Mortimer learns whose house he shares, and where exactly he belongs.

If you have ever read and loved any of Karma Wilson's other books, you will love this one even more, for it has a beautiful message, and Jane Chapman's illustrations will warm your heart.

Just be prepared for your children to beg you never to set another mouse trap in the house again. Ever.

3 fellow travelers shared:

Stacy said...

I love these Children's book posts of yours!

Thank you for another recommendation I can't wait to find! :)

~Stacy

Stacey said...

I found your blog through Christine over at Fruit in Season. This children's books review mondays are a great idea. I will be coming back often!

I love to collect really good Christmas books that we pull out after Thanksgiving and read all season. This particular one sounds really good. I look forward to finding it!

Ann V. said...

I have absolutely feasted on Karma Wilson's other books but didn't know of this particular offering... I will be seeking this one out, Elise!

Thank you,
Ann

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