One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the Christmas books we’ve read again and again. I have listed three of the books I love the most.
By Jane O’Connor Illustrated by Robin Priess Glasser
If you have not met Fancy Nancy. . . let me introduce you. Fancy Nancy is a sweet, expressive and of course FANCY! She can take anything plain and ordinary and add some lace. My favorite thing about the Fancy Nancy books is the language. Jane O’ Connor uses words that are not commonly directed at young children, and then explains them. In Splendiferous Chirstmas, your kids will learn compromise, devastated, and improvise. After you fall in love with this one, make sure to check out the rest of the Fancy Nancy series! As an added bonus, Fancy Nancy has a website with games and activities. Little M has had so much fun decorating Nancy’s Christmas tree.
By Laura Numeroff Illustrated by Felicia Bond
What do you think happens when you take a mouse to the movies? Only the silliest things of course! In this Christmas themed book, a demanding little mouse insists one activiy after the next. Eventually he ends up right back where he started. Make sure to look carefully at the pictures, there are so many fun details!
I adore the artwork in this book. It is colorful and simple. The words of course are well known, and easy to read. Sometimes I read it, sometimes I sing it, and sometimes we flip through the pages while we listen to it.
I’m always looking for a great new book, so email me your favorites. Once I’ve had time to find them at the library, I’ll read them and pass the word along!