Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Here's a cute Christmas book for you.
Olive, the Other Reindeer
A dog named Olive hears Christmas music playing while she's out and about town. They're singing "...all of the other reindeer..." but she thinks they're singing about her.
She takes a few bus rides to the North Pole to help out Santa on his busy night.
It's a good book. My kids sat and listened to me read it to them twice. Kids like it when you do that. Two in a row is my limit though.
(Best thing about this book: no mention of shut up or candy!)
Here's where our copy of Olive, the Other Reindeer is currently residing.
Wrapped up in a box along with all my other Christmas books I dug out from storage. Why did it take me so many years to clean out the garage? I don't know. It was fun finding all my Christmas children's books though.
This year we'll be partaking in a literary countdown to Christmas. Sure, I've got 4 different copies of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in there. I'm sure the kids won't mind.
Every day they get to pick a different book to read (hopefully with no fighting). When all the books are opened, it'll be Christmas. I've seen this concept floating around the internet for a few years. I know it's not my original idea but I'm excited to try it.
Cate is too. It was really hard for her to keep her paws off those wrapped books so I could snap a few pictures.
Here's one of my favorites that's also wrapped up in that pile.
Grandma gave it to Danny for his first Christmas. He was 5 weeks old. I still can't read it all the way through without reaching for a tissue. It's a real tearjerker. (No shut ups in this one either! Possible mention of candy. I can't check now because it's already wrapped. Read at your own risk.)
I planned to start the countdown on December 1st. Then I counted the books. Guess what I discovered.
I have enough to start the day after Thanksgiving. Exactly enough.
It was meant to be.
Posted by Cathy at 1:13 PM