The King’s Christmas List
In this children’s book, Emma gets an invitation to the King’s Christmas birthday party. She excitedly prepares herself and a gift to give the King. Along the way to the castle, Emma has encounters with people in need and gives them all she has; she is left with no coat and nothing to give the King. When she arrives at the King’s party she is surprised to find people exchanging gifts with everyone but the king. When Emma approaches the King to ask what is going on, she learns a valuable lesson: whatever you do unto others, you do unto the King. Children of all ages will love this story and the lesson it teaches.
As soon as I received this book in the mail, I opened it up and read it with my children. We all loved the story, the illustrations and the lesson learned. The story is written in language even my youngest child could understand and it provided us an opportunity to talk about how we can honor the King of Kings by helping those in need. This story seems to be written as a modern-day parable for young children. The illustrations are bright and cheery and “wintery”. I would encourage any family with children to read this story and discuss the ways that we can help others. At the end of this book, there is a link to website where you can go to find opportunities to help via organizations such as World Vision and Blood:Water Mission. This book has inspired me to create a new Christmas tradition in our family, the tradition of giving to others in need. Read this book today and let it inspire you as well.