Friday, October 31, 2014

The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas
Dandi Daley Mackall
Nick is Christmas shopping with his dad. He has a little money, but he doesn't really want to give it to the Santa ringing a bell or spend it on someone else. He wants to save it to buy something for himself. As he's waiting for his dad, he overhears a story about another little boy named Nicholas. The story will change his Christmas.

The cover alone would have made me pick up the book. I love the colorful illustrations and the textured surface. That same quality of imagery was throughout the book. The large illustrations cover almost the entire page and really help tell the story.
The story was sweet and was inspiring. The theme of giving cheerfully was woven through an entertaining story and will show children the importance of thinking of others. The olden days feel made the story very nostalgic for me. Both of my children (8yrs and 5 yrs) loved the story and wanted me to read it again. This book will be kept so we can read it every year at Christmas.

I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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