Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Children's Classics - Christmas Books

Children's Classics

This is my first time taking part in any of the meme's put out by 5 Minutes for Books ( click above picture).

How happy was I when I came across this site when I decided to start a new blog just for my thoughts on books! YAY!

Today they asked us to share our favorite children's Christmas Story ( or any holiday). There are many fantastic books out there for Christmas children books, but my pick is.....

The Legend of the Candy Cane

By: Lori Walburg

"A stranger arrives in town one dreary November and begins hammering and sawing away at his newly rented storefront. When a small girl offers her help, she's in for a childhood fantasy-come-true, as it turns out all the shelves and counters are being built for a candy shop. After offering young Lucy gumdrops and lollipops, Mr. Sonneman launches into the history of the candy cane. With his guidance, she discovers that the upturned candy is in the shape of a j--for Jesus. Right side up it looks like a shepherd's staff. And the red stripes? The blood of Christ from his terrible whipping. Lucy and Mr. Sonneman set out on a quest to share this story with everyone in town. Their message (and their gift of the pepperminty red-and-white sticks) brings the whole town together in a joyful celebration of Christmas (and candy)."

This is a great story that focus's on the true meaing of why and who we celebrate Christmas for.

I look forward to reading everyone's book picks for this topic, and maybe finding a new one ( or two) to share with the boys this season.

Happy Reading!



LuAnn said...

My kids love this story. They have heard it at school. I would like to get this book for at home.
Thanks for sharing.

Alyce said...

I hadn't heard of this book before, but I had heard the story of the origins of the candy cane.