Not at all what I was expecting…
When I read the word “hardcover”, I assumed it was a regular hardcover book but what arrived in the mail was a board book.
Imagine my surprise…
Regardless of my surprise, my children LOVE it! Even though it is simple enough for a very young child to enjoy, my children (who are 8 and 11) are enchanted with the beautiful story inside!
My daughter has claimed it for her very own. She took it OFF of my shelf and proudly carried it to her own, where she gave it a place of honor.
My son is not quite as possessive of it but he stood over her shoulder as she read and did not once have a comment about it being a “baby” book – which is his usual comment about any book his sister who is three years younger, picks up to read.
Not that I can blame him… since he is reading on a high school level already.
But I think it says a lot about how wonderful the story within!
I am actually excited! Now, instead of donating the book, we have what will become an heirloom!
And no… we don’t have any other board books we will be able to pass on, none of them survived my own children. I’m so very thankful they are both learning to appreciate books now – being cautious with them and cherishing their favorites.
And The Legend of the Candy Cane is clearly already a favorite!
Here is a bit more about the book from Zondervan:
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town.
Who is he? Why has he come?
The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer.
When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town’s dreams. Now will she share what she has learned?
Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas—for many Christmases to come.
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FAIR WARNING: Some of the above links are NOT for the Board book.
If you want the board book, just look for the cover you see above in my review…
However, this AMAZON link is a board book with an older cover.
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