Title: Christmas with Marco: A Chesapeake Adventure
Author: Cindy Freland
Publisher: Self-published 2016
Pages: 40 pages
Genre: Children’s picture book
It is a hundred days until our favorite holiday of the year, Christmas! What does Christmas mean to you? Is it about giving gifts or receiving gifts? It is about things or people?
Are you looking for a great children's book that is unlike the others? Are you looking to teach your children through literature? I just read and reviewed Christmas with Marco written by Cindy Freland and illustrated by the talented Gabby Hammaker. This book is a really great Christmas gift idea.
I really enjoyed the story and without ruining it for you. Here are 5 reasons you should read it with your children:
Meaning of Christmas. It is very important for our kids to learn sooner than later that while Christmas is a time where we give each other gifts, it isn’t just about getting. There are lots more to Christmas than stockings and Christmas trees. Marco, the manatee and the twins, Emma and Ethan learn all about the meaning of Christmas.
Protecting animals. Many of us love animals and may even have a pet animal such as a dog, cat, bird, or bunny. We feed them, clean up after them, and play with them. But how do animals in the wild get cared for? Who ensures that they are fed, cleaned, and have appropriate shelter? Find out how Manatees are cared for in Christmas with Marco.
Educational. The author is not only entertaining children with interesting and engaging stories. She also teaches them with fun facts at the end of the book and offers historical context for the story.
Beautiful illustrations. Unlike younger children’s books where each page has an illustration, this book is for older children with longer attention spans. The author is very detailed and paints the picture with her words. Therefore, the few pictures are sufficient and each picture is beautifully illustrated and very captivating.
Travel destinations. After reading this book, you may very well want to visit Chesapeake for your own adventure.
I want to tell you so much more, but if I do, you won’t have to read the book. If you have trusted my reviews in the past, you know you can trust me again and read Christmas with Marco.
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