The Tailor's Gift: A Holiday Tale For Everyone

Summary:

When her lambs couldn't sleep, Momma sheep tells them a story about Shimmel Cloth, the tailor on the mountain. Shimmel has a very amiable relationship with the villagers, who bought the clothes he made. One night, the North Wind blew chimney ashes onto homes. As Shimmel and his sheep watched the destruction, they knew they needed to find a way to help the town.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is fun to read and well illustrated. Families looking for a non-Santa book about giving will find great enjoyment in this one. The activity page for families about the spirit of giving is an excellent complement and can help you make the story relevant.

Content Awareness Factors:

Absolutely none.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler really liked the story … and the visual allusions to the legend of Santa Claus were not lost on her.

Parent Reaction

This is a wonderful story that is great for any season. While you can see allusions to stories about Santa, there is nothing directly relating the two legends.

Type of Book:
This is a holiday picture book about giving, perseverance, and the silver lining in every cloud.
Educational Themes:

This is a great book for helping children understand the rewards of kindness, perseverance and selflessness.

Reading Level:
3.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 13
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with a 4 year old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! You can enjoy this all winter long. In fact, it might be a nice tradition on New Year's Day.

Title The Tailor's Gift: A Holiday Tale for Everyone
Author David M. Stern
Publisher Doc's Publications, Inc. © 2005
Illustrators Dave Zaboski
ISBN 0974160709
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Animal Character, Christmas
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