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.
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.
Our preschooler really liked the story … and the visual allusions to the legend of Santa Claus were not lost on her.
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.
This is a holiday picture book about giving, perseverance, and the silver lining in every cloud.
This is a great book for helping children understand the rewards of kindness, perseverance and selflessness.
9 to 13
4 to 8
Started reading with a 4 year old child.
Buy! You can enjoy this all winter long. In fact, it might be a nice tradition on New Year's Day.