Saturday, December 12, 2009

Gifts of the Heart / Review

Author: Karen Boes Oman
Illustrator: Marilyn Brown
Ages: 4-9 years
2009 by Karen Oman
1st Printing
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My Review:

When Grandma and Grandpa arrive at the home of their grandchildren on Christmas, they have a tale to tell.

On their way to the Christmas visit, Grandma and Grandpa encounter a terrible storm and end up in Mother Goose Land where they discover the secret of Christmas.

Told in verse, the story is one of the best I've read this season. The illustrations are also fresh and colorful, making this book an instant holiday favorite.

(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)


Suzanne said...

The cover looks beautiful! I love books in verse! And the story of an adventure in Mother Goose Land sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing this one! I will have to look for this in the bookstore!

Star said...

When I was a child I loved the Rupert stories. They were in verse and I loved to here it. I still love them to this day. This book sounds like just my sort of thing. If only I had a grandchild to read it to...
Blessings, Star

Barbara said...

Suzanne- You are very welcome! Merry Christmas!!

Barbara said...

Star- I read it to my 25 year old daughter (who is a wife and mommy-to-be) yesterday. We sat on the sofa, side-by-side...I read, she listened. Such sweet moments.