Posted by: irenesroth | September 25, 2010


           The King’s Christmas List





           by Eldon Johnson
           Illustrated by Bonnie Leiek

           The King’s Christmas List is a wonderfully written
           and illustrated book about Christmas. It is written in a
           fantasy style which will transport every child into the
           real meaning of Christmas.
           Through his message, Johnson illustrates the beauty
           and wonder of the Christmas season with poise and
           eloquence. Christmas is all about giving and sharing
           with others. And this is precisely what the main
           characters do.
           The story starts with Emma and her dog Shu Shu
           getting an invitation to the King’s Birthday party. They
           select just the right kind of gift to take along to the
           party. However, as they are on route, they end up
           giving the gift away to bystanders who really need it
           more than the King does. When they arrive at the party,
           much to their surprise, no one was giving gifts to the
           This shows that the real meaning of Christmas lies in
           giving to others. I love the idea behind this story.
           Kudos also goes out to the illustrator whose artistry
           makes this book very beautiful and engaging.
           I recommend this book to kids of all ages. It will be a
           book that could be read many times and it will enrich as
           well as inspire the reader each time.
           I received this ARC from the publisher through
 , book
           reviewers program. I am disclosing this in accordance
           with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255.

           4 stars
           Reviewed by Irene S. Roth


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