By Crystal Bowman, illustrated by Claudine Gevry Published by Zondervan
What happens on Christmas Eve while children sleep? "Their stockings are filled up with candy and toys, and happy surprises for good girls and boys." A kindhearted man hid a gift in a stocking, long ago. He did it to "remind everyone of the Gift that God sent." Christmas stockings help us remember God's love.
About the Author
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."
About the Illustrator
You can find Claudine diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.
I have a 7 year old who is learning to read and this book was just right for her. She is also at that age where I am trying to explain Christmas to her a little better like who St. Nicholas is. My daughters and I would recommend this book to young children, I baby sit a 2 year old and she liked this book as well. It is very short but sweet. The story line is telling kids St. Nicholas filled stockings with toys and candy's to show god's love for them. We give this little gem a 4 star review.