Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The King's Christmas List -by Eldon Johnson Illustrated by Bonnie Leick - Review

The King's Christmas List is a children's story about the importance of giving at Christmas time. The King has invited Emma and her dog Shu Shu to His birthday party. Along the way she sees others who are less-fortunate than her. She gives up possessions that are important to her to help those in need. At the King's party she notices that no one is giving gifts to the King. She finds out that the King wants people to give to others - that is His Christmas wish.

Positives: My children are 7 years old and 2 years old and they enjoyed the pictures and the story line. I liked the lesson of "it's more important to give than to receive." This is an important lesson for any time of the year for children and adults.

Negatives: Giving is very important any time of the year, but the most important reason we celebrate Christmas is because Jesus came down to earth as a baby and gave up the glory of Heaven because He loves me. He came to earth to die on a cross for my sin! I wish this was more prevelant in the story.

Overall, a very nice book. I think parents can use this book as a spring board to the importance of giving the gospel. That is the most important need that people have.

My rating: 4/5 stars

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