The 12 Days of [Children’s Literature before] Christmas is a semester break special borrowing from the traditional 12 Days of Christmas (that occur after December 25th). The point is to get you into the spirit of the season by recommending one book per day leading up to Christmas. The books can be read by children of all ages (when do we really stop being children?) and to children of all ages (who says a newborn doesn’t understand what you read to her/him?).
Comments are always welcomed. May your days and wintry evenings be merry and bright as you cuddle-up with a blanket and book, and maybe in the company of other children. Enjoy!
5 Days before Christmas: Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
There’s a mouse in the house! If you’d like to share the story of Christmas with a young audience make sure you have this book on hand. Makes me think twice about putting out a mousetrap when the weather gets cold ’cause ya know those varmints are lookin’ for a warm spot in our walls. Oh, what am I sayin’… perhaps I need to read the book again and leave some crumbs outside my door.
High-five to the book worms at Camp Realist who are assisting me with the list.