Kevin’s Christmas by Liesbet Slegers

Toddlers will love sitting down with you to read Kevin’s Christmas by Liesbet Slegers.

It’s Christmas time. Kevin and his family get ready. They put up a tree, set the nativity at the base of their tree, send out greeting cards, and buy food for the Christmas meal. How exciting!

I love Slegers’s books. She really knows how to get in touch with a child’s heart and mind. In this adorable new release in her Kevin and Katie series, young Kevin gets involved in Christmas preparations for the first time. The story speaks to toddlers using words they will be familiar with and has Kevin acting in ways similiar to this age group. Young readers will feel his excitement and joy in sharing this holiday with his family.

The artwork Slegers creates for this one is wonderful. It’s simple, yet uses great colors that will captivate young readers. I also like the multicultural aspect of the book. When Cousin Sally arrives we see she is African American. It’s a subtle message, but one that makes you appreciates family diversity, and can help show kids that differences are great.

This is a sweet story that would make a perfect gift.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1605371041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605371047
  • SRP:  $12.95

I received a FREE copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation of any kind for this review.

 

This book completes 2 out of the 4 books I agreed to read for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. To see my list visit here.

Bathing and Playing by Liesbet Slegers

Two adorable books by Liesbet Slegers made their way to my home. The first, Bathing, shows the cute little boy getting ready for his bath, washing up, having his hair washed, and playing with his toy boat until it’s time to get dried off. This is an excellent board book to encourage your toddler to make his or her way to the bath and have fun doing it.

The second book, Playing, features the same smiling toddler playing with a variety of toys: his car, his blocks, his ball, his drum, his book, and his wagon, which he uses to stack up all his toys in and wheel them away. This book inspires imagination and encourages the youngest of kids to help clean up.

Both of these books is geared toward toddlers 12 months and up. They were first published in Belugim and Holland, then translated for an American audience.   What I enjoyed about reading these two is that it reminded me of when my girls were younger and simple books such as these could mean so much to them. Both girls grew up on a variety of board books, which helped them appreciate reading early on.

The illustrations in each book are silly and sweet with bright colors. Even though these books are too young for both my daughters, the Lil Princess (7) enjoyed reading them a couple of times. They reminded her how far she has come in her reading.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

BATHING

  • Publisher:Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1605370924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605370927
  • SRP:  $5.95

PLAYING

  • Publisher:Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1605370916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605370910
  • SRP:  $5.95