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Very good story. Was apprehensive to buy, but glad I did.
on December 9, 2013
I liked the story, and the wording, and the simplicity to read to my children about who Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, was. This story explains how he loved the Lord, and showered his flock with love and helped those in need. The last page shows a modern day family, continuing his tradition of helping the poor, by standing at the door of a little girl who did not have much. It does not talk about Santa, it does not make the link to Santa. I appreciate that because we don't do Santa at Christmas time, seeing as he is just a caricature of St. Nicholas. The story is well written, simple, and gives a great beginning to talk about why we give gifts at Christmas. I will say, the only thing we were disappointed with is that the illustrations made Nicholas look like Santa (dressed in red - hence, the 4 stars). I was apprehensive to buy this based on the mixed reviews, but overall, the story is lovely and simple, it reflects why we give gifts. It also mentions the most important thing of all- that the greatest gift of all is Jesus. Important to reinforce over and over especially as that reason gets lost in the hustle and bustle and busyness of the Christmas season.