Book Review of Two Lists for Christmas
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Two Lists for Christmas
Created by Lisa Pieterse-Carson
Illustrated by Ethan Roffler
Ages 1-9 | 28 Pages
Publisher: Doing Stuff Creative LLC | ISBN-13: 9781737389200
What to Expect: Kindness, selflessness, cooperation, and Christmas
Christmas is an exciting time of year filled with wonder and enchantment and Two Lists for Christmas does a fantastic job of demonstrating the thrill of the holiday. Six friends are gathered to celebrate and to create lists for Christmas when the unthinkable happens: Santa crashes! Setting aside their lists, the friends work together to get Santa and his reindeer back in the air. Along the way they each learn about their own personal strengths and a valuable lesson about the joy of helping others.
Lisa Pieterse-Carson has done a wonderful job of creating a diverse cast of characters in her story. From a slow sloth named Sammy to a resourceful monkey named Millie each character learns about their strengths when they help Santa and his crew get back into the skies. In addition to learning to work together the characters learn about the gift of giving and how doing something nice for others makes them “feel good and happy inside”.
Two Lists for Christmas is a warmly illustrated book that reminds adults and teaches children that Christmas is more than receiving toys and gifts. The true magic of the holiday is helping others and giving the gift of kindness. Recommended as a great holiday tradition for all families to reflect upon.
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About the Author
Having an eclectic background in entertainment and sport. Lisa spent several years working with children and young adults as a professional figure skating coach and choreographer. During this time, she enjoyed sparking her student’s creative side and encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zone to unearth abilities they did not know they had. These experiences inspired the development of her storybook characters, the way they approach new adventures, and, in the end, learned life lessons. Originally from Ontario Canada, Lisa currently resides in Southern Indiana with her husband Matthew and their dog Oya.
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