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The Spirit of Christmas Hardcover – September 29, 2009
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Near the end he reminds her that the season was started by a child and that's when it dawns on her, "That's when I got it! That's when I knew! The thing that was missing from Christmas was you!" My daughter-in-law read it and I ask her what she thought of it and she said, "I think you love us." That is true.
This book is an absolute MUST for everyone's library! I would suggest that you buy one for someone you love AND buy one for the gift giving that is available in all of our cities for the underprivileged children.
The Spirit of Christmas has messages that will warm your heart. Sure, the children definitely "win" by having this book read to them, or by reading it themselves, but as an adult, you will find your spirit deeply touched by these words. Heck, you may even want to buy a copy for an adult who still has that "child-like" spirit -- I'm sure they'll love it too.
Peggy McColl, [...]
On many pages, you vaguely see The Spirit's face blended into the illustrations. Like a ghost. Kinda creepy indeed.
Regardless of the creepiness, this book isn't actually written for children. It seems to be written for parents who are missing their children, or for grown children who have moved away from home. The sentiment of the story is sweet, but really just doesn't apply to our family as we sit together and read a Children's book to a toddler.
In a way, it is similar to the book "I'll love you forever." Both books have a sweet sentiment about a parent's love for a child, but in the end, they aren't really books the child can understand until they are grown.
So really, it's a beautiful picture book for adults who miss their children, or children who are away from home and miss their parents.
But for my toddlers... they don't understand or appreciate it.
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Nancy Tillman books are my favorite. They have beautiful illustrations and the stories are so sweet.Published 4 months ago by Sara
I bought this for our sons 1st Christmas & absolutely love it!! Nancy Tillman's books are always so well done!! This will be a book we read every year!!!Published 5 months ago by Crystal T.
I love this book so much that I'm going to give it to family members for Christmas!Published 5 months ago by Melba
Such a good book. I often tear up at the end. My son (14 months) really enjoys it also.Published 6 months ago by Doc B
This book makes me cry every time I read it. LOVE Nancy Tilman!Published 7 months ago by Deanna Schager