Monday, November 23, 2015

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition by Theresa Seidlitz & Marguerite Hartill, Illus. by Katia Lara

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Canter Press, for giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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Talking about Christmas traditions to keep, this is one that is SO important to the season, and reminds us of what we have the season FOR!


Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition cover


Synopsis:

During the weeks before Christmas, Christian families prepare to remember the birth of Jesus. As they do, family traditions fall into place, and children get very excited about the celebration to come. Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition allows your family to take time to know the people in the Bible and to see their connection to Jesus. To begin the tradition, set up a small 2' - 3' high tree in your home and read one story every night in the days before Christmas. After each story, hang an ornament to remember the biblical figures, starting with Adam and Eve and ending with Jesus. Night by night, children learn that Jesus had a family just like they do. This beautifully illustrated book will help you establish a cherished holiday tradition with your own family. Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition includes a complete set of Jesse Tree ornaments on heavy card stock paper. Each ornament features a color illustration to match individual stories in the book. Punch out the corresponding ornament after you read each story, add a ribbon or string, and hang it on a small Christmas tree

Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition sample page

Review:

This is a lovely book that helps to remind of what lead not only up to Jesus birth, but the people that came before him, and paved the way. I liked how the ornaments included people from each night's stories, so that when hung on the tree, you are given not only a reminder of the story, but of Jesus' ancestors, who should be remembered,much like we remember close family members who have died, during the holiday season. Having the related scripture verse allows for some family bible study, which is always welcomed. O Come, O Come Emmanuel has always been my favorite Christmas carol, so I was happy to see it included as the nightly song as well!  Together this book helps children remember how Jesus is connected to those in the Old Testament, and to see how God gave us such a great treasure. The book is perfect for gift giving, and we highly recommend it as a tradition worth keeping! 


About the Author:

Check out this video about Theresa and how the book came to be:



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"I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up but I know I want to write. I have always loved writing since I was very young.  I also love telling stories. I especially would like to write fantasy books, I was writing a funny story about some fifth graders, but I actually wasn’t able to finish the book, because  halfway through the book, I realized my brothers and sisters were funnier than the fifth graders.  My little brother is in pre-K, and my sister is in first grade.  Watching them play and argue is very entertaining.  Right now I am writing a funny book about the 7 virtues based on stories related to them.  I hope to finish before the middle of next year".
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I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up but I know I want to write
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Giveaway:

One BTHM reader will win a copy of this book for their family!

1 comment:

  1. At present, we do not have a Jessee Tree.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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