The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Love
Beautifully Illustrated Poems for Children and the Young at Heart.
By Susan Brougher
Most adults retain childhood memories of Christmas, which seem, in retrospect. so much better than the memories made today. In this lovely illustrated book, Author Susan Brougher relates both memories past and present in a storytelling poem, which is both lively and cheerful. The meter is off a bit but not enough to detract from the beauty and charm of this book.
It's important for children to learn of the past while enjoying the present. The author puts the birth of Jesus into her poems, where He belongs this time of year. The subtle yet natural way that the author blends Christmas with the night Christ was born is beautifully and tastefully done.Children will also love hearing about picking out real trees, instead of the poor imitations in today's world.Yet this poem teaches as well. We need to save the trees to protect them and the earth.
This is a book which encourages children from 2-7 to ask questions. It's a perfect 'read to' book as well as for those just learning to read on their own--a book young ones will treasure throughout the year. Both the poem and illustrations make this book a delightful story for adults of all ages, taking them back to memories of their own youth; bringing back a little of its magic
This is the type of Christmas my own children enjoyed and will be perfect for my grandchildren. There is something about Christmas past that is lacking in today's technological world. Author Susan Brougher brings it back to readers with a little 'fairy dust.'
I was presented with a copy of this book by the author for an honest, unbiased review.