Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Last Ornament Review...

ABCD Diaries
2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Children Ages 2-6

We recently had the chance to review this cute holiday book, The Last Ornament:

The Last Ornament, by Judith Vicary Swisher (Author), Molly Mann (Illustrator)

Synopsis:
"Offering a new way to wind down the holidays, this fun and unique picture book shows the annual family tradition of taking down the Christmas tree from a new and original perspective—that of the ornaments. Showing how these decorations feel about their role during and after Christmas, the story focuses on a single toy engine who is forgotten on the tree in the cold night and how his fellow ornaments take action. This book provides enjoyable yearly reading and a new game to play each year, with rewards for finding the last ornament.
About the Author:Judith Vicary Swisher is a professor at Penn State and the author of numerous professional articles. She has written several holiday books for children and families, including Celebrate Advent. She lives in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania. Molly Mann is an illustrator and artist who has worked with a number of authors and corporations. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania."

Product DetailsReading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Rogers Press (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0976409801
ISBN-13: 978-0976409809
Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches

What we thought: This was a really cute book. I let 4 year old A "read" it to herself before reading it to her and she got the message loud and clear...that tells you how well the book is illustrated:) The story is really cute and I love how the author shines a light on the importance of family traditions, especially around the holidays. The book is very well-written and tells the story in a way that was even captivating to our 2 year old. The Last Ornament will be a part of our holiday library for years to come:) ABCD Diaries gives The Last Ornament an A!


Buy It: Find this adorable children's Christmas book at your favorite book store or online book dealer:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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