- File Size: 1718 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing (November 25, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 25, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OUVDFJ8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #1528 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men
- #1654 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas
- #3976 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men
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This wasn't our favorite book but it was a good book to read. I thought the moral of the story behind this was really good. This is something that I have been trying to teach K. That even though you may not like a gift you are given you should still say Thank you and be grateful. That is something that I think all kiddos should learn.
With this story, Billy is given a gift a golden pen instead of being thankful he received something he is upset because it isn't "cool". I think we can all relate.
While playing a game with his family Billy goes into a different world with some monsters and they teach him that he should be grateful. Because some people don't have a lot to give, but love.
Being around families during the holidays is the best thing.
I enjoyed the ending where the question for the readers is given.
What are you thankful for?
I asked K this and he goes my family, and then asked me what I was thankful for.
K enjoyed the pictures and learning what Billy was thankful for at Christmas time. I think he will be asking me to read this book again to him soon.
The only problem I had with the story is the part that Billy is transported to another world. When he comes back to his world it is just said by his cousin, that they were tired of waiting for him so they went to watch TV. How did Billy just disappear without anyone noticing and not worrying. I know sounds silly but it is something that I felt should have been explained.
Like most kids, Billy is anxious for Christmas. He's excited for delicious food, spending time with family from near and far, and most of all presents. However, when Uncle Leland gives Billy an ordinary gold pen, Billy is more than disappointed. Now, Uncle Leland is hurt and dad is upset with Billy for being ungrateful. Before dad can address Billy's behavior, grandpa suggests a game of hide-and-seek and Billy has to count. But, this seemingly innocent game of hide-and-seek catapults Billy into an unusual world with colorful monsters who are thankful just to have one another. Will Billy learn something from his new friends?
We've all gotten a gift that we were less than thrilled with and many times we let the disappointment show (even if we don't mean to). It's at these times that we forget, it really is the thought that counts. Billy's ordeal is a wonderful reminder of this and the story's message is related in an entertaining and simple manner, allowing children to easily grasp the lesson. The illustrations are engaging and vivid, adding to this delightful tale.
I recommend picking up a copy of Billy and Monster's Golden Christmas.
Nope! Though Billy's experience begins with being disappointed it ends not with a sad but necessary 'thank you' for a gift that didn't.... what author David Chuka showed us is that the gift Billy was given isn't the gift at all. The gift Bill thanked his family for is a gift that cannot be bought, a gift that many take for granted, a gift that some people don't have.
Want to know why Billy was joyfully thanking everyone? You'll have to read this book. And unlike other kids book's I DO recommend THIS BOOK to readers of all ages...and yes that means Grandpa and Grandma to!
Paula Rose Michelson is the author of Romantic Inspirational Fiction, biblically based Christian Self-help, Political Nonfiction, as well as Works Written to Encourage. Her books are available on Amazon.
The message is a great one for a child to learn, no matter what you have or don't as long as you have family that is what is important. This would be a great rad for 5-9 yr old.