Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Christmas Farm"

It's that time of year!

It's the time that my boy and I load up on Christmas reading material. There over 30 Christmas books in our bin by the fireplace for him to read and look through whenever he likes. These are the books that I have collected, most of which came from thrift stores. You should see me light up when I find a new $16 book for $1! Thrift stores are a treasure trove of new books if you know where to look.

But besides those books, we load up at the library as well. And yesterday we picked out a gem.

I'm definitely going to have to buy a copy of this one.

"Christmas Farm" by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Barry Root*

Oh, what a little gem of a book.

Charming illustrations and a fantastic little story about a lady who grows Christmas trees to sell. For my boy, who is currently into all things that can be counted, hearing page after page of how many seedlings survived yet another winter to grow taller, how many trees were bought, how old the neighbor boy was becoming -- this was a perfect book. I'm a book lover, it's no secret, but this little book just really seemed to tug at all of my heartstrings and really sang to me. If I could climb into the pages, believe me, the boy and I would!

Just thought I'd share, in case you have a little someone you'd like to read this one to. Or even if you don't, maybe you might enjoy it yourself. Be sure and check your local library to see if there's a copy you can borrow.

*image found here


cssolomon said...

I can't wait to do that stuff with Christian. I mean I could read to him now, but he's easily distracted and drools all over the books, lol.

Pray~and~Wait said...

How fun!!!!! I love Christmas books!!!!! :) I read one blog that wraps 25 Christmas books and puts them in a bin under the tree. Each night her kids pick one book and they read it before bed. I think that is such a neat idea. I love hearing everyones' traditions!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like a great book--never heard of it though.
Will have to look for it.