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!
2 Days before Christmas: The Crippled Lamb
Have you ever felt out of place ’cause you got some physical or mental impairment? Three cheers for these animals that remind readers how people can, and should, turn a negative into a positive. According to this story, we all have a purpose in life and we should always remain hopeful that our weaknesses are nothing more than hidden strengths; or as one member of Camp Realist stated, “Even though [the lamb] is crippled, he’s still important.”
High-five to the book worms at Camp Realist who are assisting me with the list.