As this is the month of December, I would like to share one of the best Christmas books to read to a child, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. The premise of the book is the clash of innocent perceptions of a young boy with the downcast spirit of a grieving widower. The ensuing confrontations are humorous and poignant.
It is a touching story that captures the beauty of the season as seen through the eyes of a young child. It is a book that highlights the transformation of a man disillusioned with everything to gradually finding the joy of life.
The realistic, beautifully drawn illustrations make it a believable tale. If there is no child to read to, I suggest you read this one to yourself. You won’t be sorry you did.
While many of us may have different traditions and celebrations, our hope is that we all find joy in this holiday season.
Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah to all!