The Christmas Sweater – A Picture Book
On November 23, 2009 At 6:34 am
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Adapted from the original bestselling novel, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely of places. Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his mother knits him a homemade sweater instead. His disappointment is obvious, but a magical journey makes Eddie realize that the sweater is far more than it seems. Ultimately it teaches him that the true meaning of a gift is that it is given with love.
User Ratings and Reviews
5 Stars Excellent book!
I read this book to my eight year old daughter and three year old son, last evening just before bed, and they sat spellbound at the pictures and the content. The themes of the book when he was dreaming are things that we have done with them (sledding with dad, making gingerbread houses with mom), and they instantly connected with what the book was about – family is more important than gifts…
At the very end of the book, he realizes that giving mom a hug is more valuable than a brand new bike. So, I sent the kids over to mommy to give her a hug, which she really needed at that moment – we have a 9 week old son with an ear infection, and she'd had a long day. Alebeit unrelated to the book, to a degree, it was special for my wife to get a hug from her kids after reading the book!
I highly recommend this book! In a very subtle way, it teaches that love is more valuable than any material gain.
Oh – I nearly failed to mention, after I read the book to my kids, my 8-year old went to bed, and my 3-year old jumped back in my lap, grabbed the book, and said "Again!" Naturally, I read it again…
5 Stars the Christmas Sweater: A Picture Story Book
Another hit from Glenn Beck. A Christmas story that is majical. Heartwarming,Children love the story. The illustations wonderfully done.
4 Stars Okay for little kids
I had just read "The Christmas Sweater" and thought this would be terrific from my grandchildren. The eldest is 9 and the youngest is 5. I think they will enjoy this book (at least the younger ones will) but I was hoping it would pack the punch of it's big brother. It doesn't tug at your heart strings as much as the first version but I think youngsters will enjoy it. Pictures are really wonderful.
1 Star and… what would Glenn Beck know about love?
Its a good thing the mother in this story wasn't French, or the poor kid would have been forced to boycott such a present. Was this book fact checked?
4 Stars good for young children
Purchased this for my grandchildren. It is simple, helps them understand the true meaning of Christmas – love.