Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I know Christmas is over but...

I won these children's books recently from The Friendly Book Nook and they are so beautiful I had to share them.

We Believe in Christmas
by Karen Kingbury
illustrated by Daniel Brown

If w
e want the perfect star
shine upon our tree,
Look and see that Brightest Star;
and there will Christmas be.

This is the story of why we place the star on the Christmas tree. It has a rhyming verse and beautiful, full page, water color illustrations. A family is going to church to watch their children perform the play of Jesus' birth in the manger. During their drive and the performance a reminder of what the real Christmas is about is told throughout.

The Gift of the Christmas Cookie
by Dandi Daley Mackall
illustrated by Deborah Chabrian

A simple story of giving -
not just cookies,
but gifts of the heart
that last forever.

Another beautiful story of the generous spirit of those in need themselves. Jack smells delicious cookies baking in the oven but is disappointed when they aren't for him. Times are tough and even though they have little money of their own his mother is baking them for needy families at the church. While baking, his mother tells him the story of the Christmas cookie and inspires Jack to also be generous. This also includes amazing, full page illustrations of the past and the current time of the story. A yummy cookie recipe is included!


  1. Oh good, I'm so glad you got them! :)

    Amy (of the Friendly Book Nook)


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