Today’s holiday book review is Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes. Here’s what it’s about:
In this charming barnyard tale, Ernest, a tiny, loveable donkey, and his farmyard friends demonstrate the power of love and selflessness–the true gifts of the holiday season. When Ernest discovers his friend Chester is missing on Christmas Eve, he must enlist his friends, large and small, to work together in order to rescue their friend. Through love and determination, Ernest and his friends discover that being together with loved ones is the most special Christmas gift of all. Beautiful watercolor illustrations of the animals at Barnesyard farm are sure to enthrall young readers and parents alike, and hiding in each picture is an adorable little mouse for kids to discover. Parents and teachers can use this tale as a way to discuss the true meaning of the holiday season.
I have to say that this is one of my favorite holiday books this year. I’d never read it to my kids, so it was a new read for me. The book portrays friendship, love and determination in such a heartwarming way. It even had me crying. The illustrations are beautiful as well. This book can be read year round. And there are more Ernest books I’m looking forward to reading.
My Grade: A+