Saturday, December 19, 2009
12 Days of Christmas Books part II
8. The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
A classic. I think next year I'm going to try to remember to get tickets to our local Polar Express adventure. I love the book so much more than I do the movie. I feel the same way about the Grinch - I prefer the book Whos...not the movie Whos.
7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
I have always loved the somber, stillness of this poem. The vast white of snow everywhere fits perfectly. The illustrations are lovely. The girls like to find the forest animals.
6. One Snowy Night, by M. Christina Butler, Illustrated by Tina McNaughton
He's just a cute little hedgehog. The girls have loved this one for a while now...and it reminds me when they were so little they'd love the texture of the hat.
5. When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem, paintings by Joseph Brickey
We enjoy the beautiful artwork. When the girls were younger I'd just talk about the paintings we would look at. Now that they're older I can read more of the text and talk to them about the events that occurred all those years ago.
4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May, Illustrated by David Wentzel
Love the illustrations in this book. Santa does seem all jolly and he fills up a room with that bowl full of jelly.