Christmas is an exciting time for youngsters, and decorating the tree is lots of fun. But what is the meaning of this holiday tradition? Crystal Bowman's simple, rhyming verses and Claudine Gévry whimsical art make this oversized, die-cut, foil-stamped board book a treat for the eye. Little ones learn the symbolism of angel, bell, and the other ornaments, as well as, lights, the star on the top of the tree, and the blessing of presents under it. Parents will love the reinforcement of the "Jesus is the reason" message. This 18-page, die cut board book measures 11" high by 8 1/2" wide. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Told in rhyme, this story details the meaning behind the common ornaments and symbols we place on our Christmas trees each year, as well as the reasons why we top the tree with a star and gather presents underneath.
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. 'But the most important part,' she says, 'is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much.'
You can find Claudine diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.
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