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Perhaps one of my favorite Christmas traditions is adding to our growing collection of children’s Christmas books. We buy one new book every year to be opened on Christmas Eve. Each night leading up to December 24th, the kids pick one book from previous years to open and read as a family. Sort of like a 12 Days of Christmas activity with books. I have loved children’s books since before the kids came around so this tradition has been in existence since D’s and my very first Christmas.
As I browsed through the Christmas section of our neighborhood Indie bookstore, one book caught my eye. Walk This World at Christmastime by Debbie Powell first attracted me by its bright colors and unique pictures on the cover. But as I began looking through it, I realized the charm did not stop at the cover. With our relatively new desire to travel the world, I knew that we needed this book in our collection. In fact, it got me thinking of a new project I plan to start with my kids in January. Stay tuned for details in the new year.
This delightful children’s book allows the reader to travel around the world and discover how people in different cultures celebrate Christmas. Simple phrases on each page make it easy for kids to understand. The bright colored pictures gives little ones lots to look at while the lift-the-flap layout keeps them engaged for the duration of the book.
I really love the thick pages of this book. Not even Buddy, who is known to be rough with books, could completely destroy it. (Just the other day he got his hands on one of our favorite books and tore several pages completely out.) He can look at the pictures and turn the pages and I don’t have to worry that he will completely ruin it. Some supervision is required for some small children (ahem, Buddy) with the flaps. The book isn’t completely invincible. In our copy, the flaps are already bent and a few are a little torn. But Buddy hasn’t been able to tear them off so I don’t mind.
Overall, Walk This World at Christmastime is a delightful book– one that deserves a place in every family’s Christmas library. If you are looking for a last minute gift for your little traveler, I whole heartedly recommend Walk This World at Christmastime by Debbie Powell.
For the original book in the series by Debbie Powell, check out Walk This World.
**I am not affiliated with the author in any way. Ms. Powell did not ask me to write this review. I saw this book at the bookstore and loved it so I wanted to share it with you. All opinions are my own. I will not recommend any product that I have not personally tried or currently use in my own family.**
What is your favorite Christmas book?
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