3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Friday, December 25, 2009

26 Children's Christmas Books in 25 Days - Day #25

Our final day and so many wonderful Children's Christmas Book read and SOOO many more still to read for next year.  I hope you have enjoyed the past 25 days as you and your family prepared for celebrating Christ's birth.  I pray that your days were filled with the joy of gathering together making cookies, filling out Christmas cards, wrapping presents, decorating the house, and being kind to your neighbors and those in need this Christmas season.

Today our final story book for our tour of Children's Christmas Books, is one we found at the library called Wombat Divine by Mem Fox and illustrated by Kerry Argent.  We really loved the images when this book caught our eyes on the libary display shelf, in fact we sat down on the floor and thumbed through the book right on the spot.  This cute story is set in Australia with the star of the book being a adorable little Wombat (that looks more like a bear).

Wombat loved Christmas and this Christmas he is old enough to be a part of the Nativity play and he is very excited to try out for one of the roles.  Wombat runs to the auditions prepared to play any role that he can and literally tries out for every part.  Unfortunately, one auditon after another proves that Wombat is not right because he is to heavy to be an angel, too big to be Mary, too short to play a king, too sleepy to play Joseph, too clumsy to be the innkeeper, and too short sighted to be a shepherd.  With each audtion Wombat is in one comical mess after another, but with each one his friends encourage him and comfort him to continue to try.    As Wombat tries to hold his disappointment inside, Emu remembers they have forgotten the most important role of all . . . . . Baby Jesus.

Christmas Eve arrived at last.

Everyone was nervous he lay queit and still
throughout the whole performance.
He even fell asleep,
just as a real baby would.

This is a good book, because it teachs kids not only about the Joy of celebrating Christ's Birth, but it teaches them about friendship, kindness, hope, disappoinment, determination, and joy in success.  Wombat may not have been the most talented in the play, but He provided him the perfect role for the character and skills He gave him. 

May you and your children find the joy and success in using the talents God has given you in 2010!


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