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Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
This hardcover, 9"x11", 26 page tale of Christmas past, will enchant the little ones with how simple acts of love and the the true spirit of Christmas, brought joy to Lidia as a child. And now, as a grandmother herself, she brought the same happiness to her grandchildren. The pictures are large with generous use of soft, pastel-like colors, with words that even a little one could read.
It is a delightfully written story of how the Christmases in Lidia's childhood were celebrated; not with running around and buying and spending and stressing, as we tend to do in this present world, but in simpler more cherished time of understanding the essence of Christmas; in coming together as family and finding the simple stuffs around us to prepare for the birth of our Lord.
Joining together with artist Laura Logan, both pen and picture tell the story of how Lidia, her parents, her grandparents, and her brother, spent the Christmas season when she was a child, growing up during more sparse times. But times in which the simplicities of life were the most endearing. We join Lidia as she is recounting these stories to her own grandchildren, and the lesson and impact such closeness imparts to young children as the older generation passes on the memories of a era gone by and the joy that it brought to them.Read more ›
to truly capture the moment. The book was somewhat of a surprise in that I expected a more mature content, however this will be a new take on the traditional Christmas stories we share. I enjoyed Lidia's childhood memories and the beautiful Italian cookie recipes and tree decorations are splendid!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought one for my Mom and my son's girlfriend. Despite the fact that it's a children's book, the story is beautiful and the recipes in the back look really tasty too.Published 18 days ago by Rosemarie Hoffmann
I have not used this but when it arrived I thought it would be useful to take on ski trips when you have an icy walkway. Cat sand and rock salt and sand would also work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrea L. Hawkins
Outstanding stories and recipes! Will be sharing with the grand kids as soon as possible!Published 12 months ago by Hacker15
I love Lidia and so does my mother in law (Nonna to my son). I gave this book to her for Christmas and she loved receiving it. I look forward to having her read it to my son. Read morePublished 12 months ago by jessica
I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for a first time grandmother and she loved it. The book is beautifully illustrated and speaks to our Italian heritage.Published 13 months ago by L. Benson