Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition by Nicky Benson, Jason Cockcroft (Illustrations)


Title: The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition
Author: Nicky Benson
Illustrator: Jason Crockcoft
Published: Sept. 1, 2014
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 5 on up 
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, 

It's Christmas! There will be carols and candy canes and sparkling presents under the tree! But what about children whose families have no presents to give? Kind-hearted Drew wants to help them-but how? A magical story of how one little boy received a very special Giving Bag from Santa-and how his Christmas wish came true.

The cover of this book pulled me to grab it from the library shelves, and I am so glad I did.
This is a perfect story to read to children this Christmas so they can think about giving to others.
The pictures are amazing! 
During Christmas time Drew starts thinking about other children who may not have presents and writes a letter to Santa. His response is a Giving Bag that Drew can fill up! 
A lot of children now a days just think about themselves and when doing so I believe they forget that Christmas is about giving not receiving. This book opens up that discussion for parents to discuss with their children that others may not have anything and that there maybe something you can give! 

I will be buying this book to read next year at Christmas time for our Christmas read. This was a simply amazing book!

      Nicky Benson was born and raised in Chicago. She studied Communication at Northern Illinois University where she met her husband, Brad. Nothing makes Nicky happier than spending time with family and friends, rummaging through a flea market, and cuddling in a book nook with her son, Drew. She now lives in St Charles, not far from her hometown of Chicago.

      Jason Cockcroft was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and raised in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 and has since gone on to illustrate many children's books, including the last three Harry Potter books. An accomplished watercolour artist and portrait painter, his work has been exhibited across the UK. The Spirit of Christmas is his first book for Little Tiger Press.

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