- File Size: 9116 KB
- Print Length: 50 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Children's book publisher Armo Infomedia Pvt Ltd; 2 edition (December 14, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H6PTGFM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,557,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Children's Christmas books: Jojo’s Christmas Day - A Sweet Christmas story about an elephant about sharing: (Christmas book for kids) Kids ages 4-8. (Christmas ... Series - Learning books for children 2) Kindle Edition
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Sujatha introduces her cast of characters before the book begins - Jojo the naughty elephant calf, Juju his older cousin, his Mama, Rani, the elephant Queen and Jojo's friends - Jinkie the deer, Navil the peacock, and Cheeks the monkey. On Christmas Eve all the animals of the jungle await Queen Rani's annual party and while waiting Jojo eats cherries from the tree, at first sharing them with his friends, but then becoming stingy, wanting to save the berries for himself. He refuses to let Juju get near his cherry tree and eats about 200 cherries by himself until he is stuffed. The announcement for the Queen's party is made but Jojo's friends don't want the stingy Jojo to participate. Jojo confides his loneliness and desertion to his mother. Her advice, apologize to his friends and in doing just that all of Jojo's friends forgive him and include him in the party plans. Together they decorate a tree and give the Queen a tiara of Peacock feathers. The happy Queen then sees the animals dressed in costumes and lighting the decorated tree. `The fireflies go on and off. The chameleons change color. The brightly banded snakes slither in rhythm. The scent of jasmine and honeysuckle flowers fills the air. The cuckoo birds sing, "Silent night ...." The forest becomes peaceful' - UNTIL the Queen orders the cannons to fire - and instead of danger, snowflakes drift down from the sky and all the animals dance and party and look forward to the massive feast of Christmas celebration. The Queen is so happy she gives Jojo a crate of blueberries that the animals all share - Jojo saving the last one for his mother who helped him turn things around.
Graced with Sujatha's excellent illustrations this is a story that not only brings out the Christmas feelings but also is a fine lesson about sharing. Very well done. Grady Harp August 14
But then word comes that the queen elephant is on her way so they had better get ready for the party! Turns out Jojo has some really good ideas, but none of his friends will listen to him. They don't want him anywhere around them. When he comes up to them, they stop talking to each other!
Poor Jojo! He cries to his Momma, "No one wants to be my friend!" Mother soon learns what happened and asks Jojo how he would like it if his friends treated him like that. Then she asks him what he should do about it. (Let your child answer these questions. My granddaughter loved it when I asked questions and let her think of an answer as we read this story.)
This is a great story about friends who do things that hurt each other, learning to say, "I'm sorry", and forgiveness. (Something even adults need to remember.) And this story is a fun way to share this lesson with children. (In fact, it is going into my KEEPER file to re-read from time to time with Lexy or to share with the children of church friends when I babysit so Mom and Dad have some time without the kids.)
BTW - Your child will enjoy the ending of the story. Jojo had a lot of great ideas, the queen elephant brought a special surprise, and Jojo was behaving very differently than when the book began.
Yep. Definitely a keeper!
1) "Santa Ate My Gingerbread House" by Mark I Sutherland
2) "Lucius and the Christmas Star" by Jim Long
3) "Charlie the Tree" by Michelle Thompson
4) "Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer" by Ironpower Publishing
5) "A House Before Christmas" by Betty Antibus
6) "Janie and the Magic Box Christmas" by Julia Dweck
Occasional changes of tense mar the telling of the tale, but parents will enjoy sharing the story with their kids, while their children learn to share with each other. It’s short, sweet, and neat.
Disclosure: I found it when it was offered free.