Categories: Christian fiction, juvenile fiction, animals, holidays and celebrations, Christmas, learning concepts
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Format: board book review copy
My Rating: 4-stars
Age Range: 1 - 4 years
Count the Blessings of Christmas
Follow the merry adventures of a polar bear and the artic animals as they enjoy winter fun! From crunchy candy canes and frosty snowballs to friends to play with and a family to love, your little one will enjoy counting God’s wonderful gifts.
Anne Vittur Kennedy has been delighting young children with her humorous and playful books for thirty years. Her awards include American Library Association’s Notable Books List, Teacher’s Choice, The Green Earth Book Award, and The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.
It is so hard for me to resist a children's book! They are just so colorful and fun. One Christmas Bear is no exception. This board book is cut out along the top and right-hand side making it stand out; add the multi-dimensional front with a glitter-like texture and your child's attention will surely be drawn to One Christmas Bear. I do want to emphasize that the cover has a glitter-like texture. It isn't actually made of glitter, so I don't believe that you need worry if your adorable little one puts the book straight into their mouth. Reinforcing early learning skills, One Christmas Bear is a counting book. As the story moves from 1 - 10 there are more and more adorable rhyming animal antics at Christmastime. There is only one minor Christian reference in the book. The text on the very last page says:
Make yourself and your cutie a cup of Peppermint Stick Cocoa and settle in for a snuggle and a sweet Christmas story.
Hint... if you're running behind on Christmas gifts like I am, the Peppermint Stick Cocoa and a copy of One Christmas Bear would make a fantastic Christmas gift for parents of toddlers.
As a reviewer for FrontGate Media, I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My thanks to FrontGate Media, the author, and publisher.