Today Read and Reviewed is excited to join the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour hosted by WinterHaven Books. This week, we are posting our favorite Children’s Winter or Christmas story. To see who else is on the sleigh, go to WinterHaven Sleigh Tour for a list of participating blogs.
So I’m thinking that this post is supposed to be about a Children’s Winter/Christmas story that has sentimental value to you. That’s … not really what I’m doing here. Instead, I’m going to tell you about a book I read to my Kindergarten students right before we went on Winter Break, which they absolutely loved.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell by Lucille Colandro/Illustrated by Jared Lee
This book is pretty self-explanatory for anyone who has heard the “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly” nursery rhyme. My students LOVE this rhyme – they ask me to listen to the YouTube video of it almost every single week – and I love the series of books that Scholastic has published that all follow this same theme. …Bell obviously is Christmas-themed, and has the Old Lady eating a variety of things up to and including good old Santa’s sleigh and reindeer. Not only is the book repetitive – which is good for teaching little ones how to sequence – but the story itself is full of humor and silliness and makes the kids laugh. (The librarian in my also loves the variety of activities available online for these books – I’ve used quite a few of them!)
So if you have little ones and want a completely silly and fun book to share with them (that will get them saying the words along with you even if they can’t read yet!) then definitely give this one a try! I can’t wait to share it with my new group of Kindergartners next year.
As part of The Magic of Christmas, WinterHaven Books is hosting a giveaway that will include two book bundles to be shipped to an elementary school or library of the winner’s choosing. The winner will be offered a few options and they can choose what 2 bundles and location to ship to within the United States. Please go HERE to enter for your chance to win! Good luck and happy holidays!
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