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The Three Gifts of Christmas with Audio CD Hardcover – January 7, 2009
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In our growing materialistic society our children are becoming more ungrateful. This, sometimes becomes more evident at Christmas time. This book tells the story of a princess who is given many gifts at Christmas time, so many in fact that she keeps asking if there are any more without appreciation for the ones she just opened. The King and Queen are deeply concerned about the ungratefulness of their daughter and the fact that she forgot the true meaning of Christmas. The next year they decreed that there would be only three gifts given to the princess - each gift as precious as the princess is to her parents.
The princess does something wonderful with the three very precious gifts that shows that she rediscovered the true meaning of Christmas and gift giving - the best gifts come from the heart and that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
If you are looking for a book that teaches children to be more appreciative of the gifts they receive at Christmas and "It is more blessed to give than receive, then this is the book for you."
I think this book makes for a perfect Christmas read - it is often all too easy to get swept away by the spirit of the season in getting too many gifts for the special children in our lives, yet it is also important to instill a sense of charity and giving in children so that they may appreciate and be thankful for what they do have, and be charitable towards those less fortunate than themselves.
Oh my word.
McDaniels' watercolor illustrations are fresh and delightful but what impressed me most was the story. Ms. Bishop artfully weaves a fairy tale worthy of any princess storybook... but one that hits home and ever so gently reminds us of Christ and His story during this time of rushing and selfishness that has become such a part of Christmas in the US.
My eyes filled with tears as the princess and her family shared a new (to them) way of celebrating Christmas. Their gifts are limited, but chosen with care. They all learn, together, that even the most precious of gifts becomes even more so when shared.
EASY TO FOLLOW STORY LINE....EASY PICTURES FOR KIDS TO SEE AND LIKE
READING ON ONE PAGE AND PICTURE ON ADJACENT PAGE
WONDERFUL STORY...GOOD LESSON TO BE LEARNED
BIBLICAL SYMBOLISM OF THE 3 WISE MEN USING THE CHARACTERS IN STORY
A GREAT CHRISTMAS BOOK FOR ALL AGES....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter listened to the CD and read along many times this Christmas season. The lesson is to be thankful for people and not necessarily material things.Published 3 months ago by Burge Clan
This is a wonderful Christmas book. And I love that it comes a CD included. I have this book to my neice for Christmas this year and she won't stop listening to the story.Published 6 months ago by JW
Wonderful book! I love the story & message & will be reading it to my 4 year old son this Christmas! I also love the fact that it emphasizes the dangers of becoming selfish.Published 16 months ago by steph79
My young daughter struggles with materialism, but she loves this book, and it helped make it easier to help her understand what is really important in life.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
The sweetest story ever! About an ungrateful princess learning the true meaning of Christmas is about giving, not receiving.Published 19 months ago by Heather J. Garcia
I love the story, It will definitely be a great book to read at Christmas time each year to remind my kids that it is better to give than receive.Published on June 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer