Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Children's Classics - Christmas

It's that time for the Children's Classics carnival over at 5 Minutes for Books.  This month's theme is about Christmas or the December Holiday you celebrate with your family and the books you share with your children.  Follow along or join in, either way it's tons of fun!

As a child, we didn't read many books at home.  Actually, I don't remember any until I was old enough to check them out myself at the school library.  Instead, over Christmas, we watched the much loved programs like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

I still love to watch these programs and am sharing them with my children although they don't seem to be very interested.

Unfortunately at the time of this posting How the Grinch Stole Christmas still hasn't been made available, so hopefully we'll get it before Christmas for me to share with the little ones.  If not, we'll get next year.  Until then, this is what we've shared so far.

Mouse's First Christmas by Lauren Thompson and Illustrated by Buket Erdogan (Ages 2-6)

"Twas a night still and starry and all through the house, not a creature was stirring...  just one little mouse."  Through the story a little mouse discovers all the things that remind us of Christmas, from Angels to Presents to Stockings and the Tree, including Santa himself who has a message for the little mouse.  I love the illustrations cause they are simple and full of color.

Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans (Ages 3-8)

"In an old house in Paris.  That was covered with vines.  Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines."  This one is no different, except this time, all of the little girls are sick...  except Madeline.  She feels just fine!  She was up, tending to all of the other girls and Miss Clavel.  She was even tidying up and dusting until a magician, selling rugs came to knocked on the door.

We loved both of these and will be reading them again and again for the next couple of weeks!  :)

Merry Christmas!


Tena 12/9/08, 2:13 PM  

Mouse's first Christmas sounds adorble!!

Alicia 12/9/08, 2:39 PM  

Great books. The illustrations on Mouse's First Christmas look amazing!

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