Monday, November 19, 2007

Children's Book Monday - x2!

Silent Night
by Will Moses


Another Christmas treat... cuddle up under a heavy blanket with your favorite little ones and fall in love with this story... and the pictures...







In a tiny Vermont village, everyone is hurrying this Christmas Eve. But in the Miller family, their rush is for an entirely different reason!


The young Millers, Tom Henry and Andy, have cut down their own tree to decorate, and Pa is fetching Grandma Stokes from the station as carolers pass by on a sleigh with their open songbooks. The village doctor is soon fetched from his warm home and makes his way to the Miller farm. When a Christmas miracle arrives, Andy is worried that he has nothing to give, but soon finds in his young, generous heart the best present of all.


It is really difficult to do this book justice; the paintings of the quaint village and names of the village folk themselves... Teasy Simpson, town busybody, for example... evoke impossible feelings of memory, as if you were once there yourself. It has quickly become a favorite, and a must-have for our Christmas book library.

Will Moses has illustrated several classics for children, all delightful in their folksy, cozy way. Put some of these on hold at your library today - you will be delighted!

Enjoy!

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Corban: Two books in one? That's so neat!
Micah: (halfway through) Hey, it rhymes!
Eliana: (softly) I yeeew... (I love you)


I Love You More
Written by Laura Duksta
Illustrated by Karen Keesler

There are a lot of reviews floating around the blogosphere lately... here... here... here...all because of this wonderful book.

It has found a permanent home in the Hooper household as well! We love the simple chalk drawings and the gentle (rhyming!) words. We laugh as Eliana signs for nearly every animal she spies, and we thoroughly enjoy flipping the book over and reading, from the other side, about a little boys' love for his mama.

All families have "I love you" contests... ours happens to be, "No, I love you!" "No, I love you!"

Now, we've taken to quoting from this book in our goodnights, along with our own version, and that is a very good thing.

I love you sweeter than the sweetest chocolate ever tasted... I love you higher than the highest mountain God created... I love you softer than the softest pillow ever felt... I love you longer than the longest prayer ever knelt...

This sweet book may be a little new to find at your library, but Amazon really does have a great price for it - Happy Reading!

19 fellow travelers shared:

Andrea said...

Are you back?
Ohpleaseohplease!!

Beverly said...

I'm soooooo glad to see a children's book monday from you -- and a double delight at that. I miss you so much, Elise.

chickadee said...

you're back! i've been missing you.

i can't remember if i told you i got my book. thanks so much.

Stacy said...

Oh, (((Elise)))...

I've missed you!

You are so loved.
~Stacy

Sheila said...

I'm glad you're back!

jen said...

Yeah!!! You've been missed. Hope all is well.

Beka said...

SOOOO good to see you back!! I've missed you something fierce.

Sending hugs...

Ann V.@HolyExperience said...

You are loved.
Delighted to "see" you again...
All's grace,
Ann

Wendy said...

Missed you here too.

Stacey @ A Measure of Grace said...

My heart is so happy this morning and it is all because of you! You are here again, for a time, writing about one thing we all love: reading to our kiddos! I have missed you friend.

We don't have that I Love You book, but we have several others like it...and we too have a litany of I love Yous.... you can never have too many. The other night at dinner the entire conversation was an "I love you as far as...." contest with each of us coming up with something farther away than the other! So great to see little minds work and little hearts filled up!

Carrie said...

These Children's Book Mondays are wonderful...Great recommendations Elise. Thank You!

:..Rebekah..: said...

Glad you're back! You are always such a blessing!

Miriam said...

Yes! It's so good to find you here today!!! It was fun to read the comments, too... feel the love? :)

Sheila said...

Can you correct that "end mealtime boredom" mistake? Sorry about that. I *really* do have a children's book review posted on my blog!!!

- Sheila

Kathie said...

Enjoyed reading through your posts today.
Blessings from Costa Rica

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

I just LOVE that book, "I Love You More". Its a great book.

Its nice to have you back...

Laura Duksta said...

I'm glad you and your *beautiful* children are enjoying our book! Our mission is to generate the conversation of love around the world...so we can use all the help we can get :-)
I *loved* your own I Love You More rhymes!
Have a bright and blessed holiday season!
Love and Gratitude...
Laura Duksta
author, I Love You More

Bethany said...

Hey Elise!
I finally got over here to add my name! See you in a couple of hours!
Beth

Amy said...

Both look great! I might have to purchase the love book for a Christmas gift!

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