In addition to getting out all of our holiday decorations about this time of year, we get out a box of treasured holiday books. My boys literally squeal with excitement, drop everything and run to revisit these books. Some we have had for many years, a few titles are relatively new.
Here is the short list of our very favorites:
Ollie’s Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow is a magical story of a little boy who meets Jack Frost and King Winter. The illustrations are exquisite, the bit of fantasy divine. Anything by Elsa is a sure thing.
Too Many Mittens by Florence and Louis Slobodkin was written in 1958 and it’s simplicity is enviable. Two young boys ambitiously help to solve a problem of some missing mittens.
The Beautiful Christmas Tree was a serendipitous thrift store fine. It carries a beautiful, timeless message.
These books are read constantly for their month long stay. I think the fact that they are only around for a short time adds to their appeal! I try to add a few to the collection each year. Do you have a favorite to recommend? Please share!!