Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Last Ornament: Holiday Gift Idea

One of my favorite parts of the holidays are all the wonderful books that go along with the season. Every year, I pull out a huge bin of Christmas books the last weekend of November, and Little Man is so excited to read the books over and over.

We recently added a new story to our holiday collection, The Last Ornament by Judith Vicary Swisher. The book tells the tale of one family's tree and adorning ornaments. After the excitement of decorating and celebrating, it's time for the ornaments to be put away for the next year. Unfortunately, one ornament doesn't make it back to into it's box. All the other decorations are so sad when the find that Little Blue Engine is missing!

The story is a very sweet holiday tale. It also encourages a fun tradition, searching for the last ornament on the tree. I can't tell you the number of times we see a missed ornament as the tree is on it's way out the door. So I think we may start a "last ornament" search in our house this year.

The Last Ornament is filled with bright, fun illustrations and personifying the ornaments gives the story a new perspective on the holiday celebration. I'm sure we'll be reading the story of Little Blue Engine several more times before the Christmas season is over.

A copy of the book was provided for our review. All opinions are our own.

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