Recommendation: **** (4-star)
Positives: A fun and wonderful story to enjoy together with your kids during the Christmas season. The illustrations are beautiful and it captures the magical feel of Christmas that kids enjoy and remember.
Talking Points: Teaching our kids to be givers can be difficult! And the way in which we celebrate Christmas can either help or hinder them in this area. Talk about how Jesus modeled giving and serving for us. Here are some Scriptures that can be helpful! Phil. 2:1-8, Matt. 20:25-28, John 13:1-15. What an example! It goes against every part of our natural being to forget about ourselves and prefer others. We must teach our kids (and ourselves!) to ask for the help of the Holy Spirit as they root out these areas of pride and selfishness and learn to walk by the Spirit and be humble servants of Christ as they freely give to others.
Age Level: 4-8 years of age