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The Beasts and Children, Day 10: Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer

Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer, by Thacher Hurd (1998)

GirlChild says she’s read this one before, but I certainly don’t remember it!

A mouse family is trimming the tree on Christmas Eve, and things aren’t going particularly well for Rosie, so her father has her come to help finish up the cookies for Santa Mouse. 493 more words

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The Beasts and Children, Day 6: When Santa Was a Baby

When Santa Was a Baby, by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout (2015)

If you like to read aloud to children, this is a good one for getting to exercise your vocal talents! 342 more words

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The Beasts and Children, Day 5: Here Comes Santa Cat

Here Comes Santa Cat, by Deborah Underwood, pictures by Claudia Rueda (2014)

This book is very different than what I expected from the cover, actually. 436 more words

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The Beasts and Children, Day 3: Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse

Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse, by Caralyn Buehner, pictures by Mark Buehner (2015)

This is another one that BoyChild really enjoyed. Part of the fun of this is the built in hidden pictures–but we still haven’t found the cat, T-rex, and rabbit in all of the illustrations! 509 more words

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The Beasts and Children, Day 2: Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country, by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Diane Goode (2002)

I may have liked this book more than BoyChild, but I suppose he’s not quite old enough yet to be the sentimental sort. 720 more words

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The Beasts and Children, Day 1: Christmas Cricket

Christmas Cricket, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Timothy Bush (2002)

The dedication page implies the inspiration for the story. The author writes, “To the Christmas choir in my garden. 485 more words

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Family Friendly Review: Joy of Giving by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Sister and Brother Bear learn the importance of giving in this sweet Christmas story by Jan Berenstain. The story covers typical Christmas holiday traditions and preparations; as well as the Christmas story, and why gifts are exchanged at Christmas. 74 more words