11/10/2014

Veggie Tales Yuletide Ice Cube Fair Children's Book Review

My little boy likes watching Veggie Tales whenever it happens to come out on t.v. He really likes the stories that they tell. However, I was only recently made aware that there is actually a book series, and we were lucky enough to be sent one of the books a few weeks ago. It's a Christmas story, which fits in well with this time of year.


Synopsis:

It's that wonderful time of year again---the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair! It's a time of festivity and fun as veggies gather to munch on snow cones, slurp down slushies, and ice skate on the frozen pond. But the greatest part of all is the Ice Cube Carving Contest! The veggies have been busy! They've carved Christmas feasts, trees, angels, and more. Each one is trying to outdo the other in an effort to win the grand prize! But the smallest of all these ice entries is a carving done by Junior Asparagus---a tiny stable with a shepherd on one knee. Kids will discover that it's not what's grand, or bigger, or best that's most important on Christmas---it's Jesus!




My Thoughts

This book is a children's book. It is filled with a lot of nice, colorful, festive illustrations. The Veggie Tales are spending time at the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair, enjoying all of the festivities and having a great time together. Several of them partake in a fun Ice Cube Carving contest and they each come up with some really nice sculptures. The one who ends up winning is the one you might least suspect.

My family and I look forward to the Christmas season every year. We love Christmas music, decorations, watching Christmas t.v. specials, spending time with family, having a nice Christmas dinner, and of course, reading Christmas stories together.
I think that this book is really cute. My son read it all rather quickly the first night, but kept talking about it afterward. After that, he has read it several times and will probably read it several more times. He loves the story and all of the pictures of the fun and kid friendly characters. He says his favorite part is when the Veggies are carving the ice sculptures.
A lesson can definitely be learned from the book for both kids and adults as well--"it's not what's biggest that matters most on the Christmas. It's Jesus" (like it says in synopsis)
I love that it teaches this because I agree! Christmas is not about big extravagant gifts or about spending a ton of money, or who gets what. It's about spending time with family, showing love, and remembering that Jesus loves each and every one of us. 

This book is perfect for kids 8 and younger and highly recommend. It should also be a very easy to read book for young beginner readers.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.