Merry Christmas season everyone! To celebrate all the holiday festivities, every day in December I’m posting a doodle/sketch in addition to a review on a Christmas book. I hope you all join me this December to enjoy some fun and seasonal cheer.
If you’re looking for a story to teach the virtue of sharing this Christmas season, this book is definitely a good read to pick up. The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll is a great story for children (especially those who have siblings) to show them that Christmas and its benefits are so much better when they are shared. Following a poor family during the Depression, this book tells the story of Nella as she wishes earnestly for a baby doll on Christmas Day, despite the doubts her sisters harbor about the chances of receiving such a Christmas. When it does arrive, Nella is content to keep the doll to herself…that is, until she realizes how lonely it is by herself. Should she share? Or is her gift better when it’s kept all to herself? Well-written and illustrated by Patricia C. McKissack and Jerry Pinkney, the All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll is a great book to share around the Christmas tree or in front of the fireplace.
I apologize for today’s doodle, for it is just that – a doodle. It’s very sloppy and not particularly well-done, but I drew it during a particularly fun event and therefore it has special sentiment for me. Or it could just be something I did because I was bored in the moment. Your guess is as good as mine:
My question of the day: Were you to be one of the Magi, what gift would you have brought to the baby Christ?