a christmas stocking story

Summary:

It's Christmas Eve and the animals wash their stockings to have them ready for Santa to fill. Only their stockings don't seem to fit, and the gifts aren't quite what they expected.

Educational Themes:

The story offers an opportunity to talk about friendship and problem solving set in a Christmas context.

Reading Level:
3.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 7
Age of child:
Read with a child who was 3 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least at first. Although listed for only infants/preschoolers at Amazon, it has potential as a read-aloud book for beginning readers.
Little Kid Reaction

S/He asked for this book night-after-night for almost two weeks. (Then it had to go back to the Library.) S/He liked seeing the animals' reactions to their gifts.

Big Kid Reaction

This was fun to read. The animals are a nice change from the usual picture-book menagerie and the illustrations aren't your usual Christmas-card picture.

Pros:

The book moves quickly, and the illustrations carry it along nicely.

Cons:

None.


Title A Christmas Stocking Story
About
Author Hilary Knight
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2003
Illustrators Hilary Knight
ISBN 9780060009854
Material Hard Cover
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book, Christmas, Friendship
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