On a snowy Christmas eve afternoon, a brother and sister go for a walk. Like most children, they are excited about the gifts they want to find Christmas morning. As they near a church, they see Santa Claus. They follow him inside and listen as Santa pray to the baby Jesus on the altar. In his prayer, Santa gives thanks, then asks the Lord for guidance and help in teaching children to remember the true focus of Christmas. The children are moved by what they saw, and after Santa left the church they stayed to pray.
There is so much to love about this book, not just the reminder about the "reason for the season." The gentle cadence draws you in, making this an especially lovely bedtime story for Christmas Eve. As for the illustrations, the words that come to mine are simple, elegant, and exquisite.
This story keeps safe the magic of Christmas for young listeners, but is equally special to older readers. I love that brother and sister take this journey together. This is definitely a must for your personal library of Christmas books.
Verse that is soft as the snow warms your heart and reminds readers about the meaning (and origin) of Christmas.
This seasonal picture book blends Christmas themes of Christ's birth and Santa Claus.
This picture book can be part of a family tradition that brings focus back toward why we have Christmas. There is a blank page after the children's prayer where you could create and write in your own family prayer.
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Buy. The message is important, no matter what your child's age or belief in Santa.