December 3rd – Christmas Books in New PJs

Day three of our holiday fun includes putting on comfy Christmas pajamas and reading festive books! Here are the books we read:

  1. There’s Snow Time Like Cookie Time! by Suzanne Heins
  2. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell
  3. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
  4. The Great Elf Escapade by Jenny Broom
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

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Book 1: There’s Snow Time Like Cookie Time! by Suzanne Heins

This is a story about a little snowman boy, named Snowfred, who loves cookies. He wakes up one morning to the smell of his mother’s homemade cookies. She makes Snowfred promise not to eat any cookies, as they are for a local fair event. Snowfred can’t stop thinking about cookies all day long. When it is time for the fair, he comes home to some surprising news! His family couldn’t resist eating ALL the cookies!

Kids’ Review: All three of my kids stayed interested in this book from start to finish. It is an easy read with rhyming lines. Definitely a cute holiday read!

Book 2: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol A. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell

Every holiday season a tiny elf comes to your house to take notes on your behavior and reports back to Santa in the North Pole every night until Christmas. Your elf flies back to your house, using magic, every morning and you must find where he lands each day. There is only one rule to keep your elf coming back… don’t touch him or he loses his magic!

Kids’ Review: If you are not familiar with The Elf on the Shelf, you must be living under a rock! I was getting a lot of questions from my 5 year old about how his elf, Chippy, gets to the North Pole and back everyday, so I thought it would be fun to read this book. The kids enjoyed the book and my 5 year old’s questions were answered sufficiently enough for him to continue his belief in the magical elf.

Book 3: If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff

A boy and his pet mouse go on a holiday adventure when a trip to the movie theater fuels a chain of events. The movie theatre reminds the mouse of popcorn, which makes him want to string it together for a tree, which makes him buy a tree, etc., etc. The book ends with the mouse wanting some popcorn and in-turn asking to go to the movies again!

Kids’ Review: The boys got a kick out of this book, especially the end twist. This book is also an easy read, with about 1 sentence per page, so even my 3 year old sat through the whole book (which is sometimes impossible!)

Book 4: The Great Elf Escapade by Jenny Broom

An elf in Santa’s workshop decides to sneak into Santa’s sleigh the night before Christmas. Santa discovers him under some presents and is happy to let him sit up-front in the sleigh for the rest of the night. When they return to the North Pole, Santa decides to take all of the elves on a ride in the sleigh as a reward for all of their hard work this year.

Kids’ Review: This is a pop-up book and the boys LOVED looking at the 3D pictures. I don’t know how focused they were on the story because of how focused they were on turning the page to see the next pop-up!

Book 5: A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz

Charlie Brown is always depressed, but especially during the holiday season. Lucy decides to try to turn this around by making him the director of their holiday play. Charlie gets frustrated that nobody is paying attention to him and he feels no one understands the true meaning of Christmas. The book ends when a tiny feeble Christmas tree helps everyone to see what Christmas is all about.

Kids’ Review: Oh, how I wanted my kids to love this story. I’m sad to say, it didn’t hold their attention. I’m hoping it is because they were burnt out by book five. This book was pretty long for my youngest to sit through, with a paragraph of text per page. We are watching this movie later on in the month, so hopefully they will love the story then!

 

One Comment on “December 3rd – Christmas Books in New PJs

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