Holiday Gift Idea - Childrens Books Provide Richer Understanding of the Events on that First Christmas.
Maryville, Missouri December 01, 2011 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) The childrens book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, touches on themes dear to the hearts of children - the love and care of mothers and the birth of Baby Jesus. It is the story of how the lost is found amid a miracle on that First Christmas.
The story is woven around the Nativity and a mother cat searching for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over there is the crying of a baby and angels singing His praises. The night's events leave a lasting effect on all the animals, especially the cats.
A listing of Christmas symbols at the end of the book gives the origin of the Christmas tree, candy cane, Advent wreath, Christmas cats, and many others. It also offers an explanation of why it is not a good idea to give a kitten as a Christmas gift. If cats are already a part of the family, there are suggestions on how to make sure they have a safe Christmas.
This 32 page hardcover book is appropriate for ages 2-10. Special topics include Baby Jesus, kittens, cats, animals, and a mother's love.
The Littlest Christmas Kitten received a Midwest First Place Book Award in the Children's Picture Books category of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.
The author, Leona Novy Jackson is a former parenting teacher. She stresses the importance of having real books available for children and reading often with them.
Kelly Dupre's bold illustrations lend a child-like primitive quality to the story. Her wood block prints enrich the text and add power and mystery to the story.
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