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The Lost Gift: A Christmas Story

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet holiday picture book promotes kindness, teamwork.

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Author Kallie George and illustrator Stephanie Graegin deliver an engaging Christmas tale with plenty of positive messages as four animal friends help Santa by delivering a gift that's gone astray. The charming, colorful illustrations make the characters engaging and the setting attractive, and provide plenty of opportunity for exploration with the read-aloud set. Meanwhile, the story offers lots of positive messages about kindness, teamwork, and taking the trouble to make someone else happy, even when it's "not our baby."

"The animals moved slowly now. It was long past their bedtimes. They were hungry and tired and ready to give up. Maybe Squirrel was right, thought Rabbit. It wasn't their baby.

"Then Rabbit thought of Santa. Santa traveled all night long. He was probably hungry and tired too. But Santa would not give up."

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