Sep 16, 2010

The King's Christmas List

I just finished reading  The King's Christmas List.  It is a Christmas story aimed at children to teach them how to give.  While the premise of the story was great, the story was lacking interest and anything exciting.  I think most children will find it boring and it won't keep their attention.  

It begins with a girl and her dog, and suddenly, her dog can talk.  They are taken away to attend the king's birthday party and on their way they meet strangers.  Once they arrive at the king's party, the king then explains to them the true meaning of giving gifts to the king. So, I'm not even sure what the title has to do with the story. 

The illustrations were just OK.  I think the children will not understand the story by just looking at the pictures and I think the story was dull, dry and boring.  I was hoping that this would be a great book to spur children on in kindness and help them to realize the blessing in giving to others.  At the end of the book they offer some opportunities to help others through various organizations.  I can honestly only give this book 2 1/2 to 3 stars, which is a disappointment to me because I was hoping it would be so much better. 

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”*

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