What a beautiful children’s book! The Legend of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas by Dandi Daley Mackall is a treasure to own. Not only are the illustrations in this book so rich and sweet you might want to eat them, the words are inspiring and heart felt. I loved every word of this book. This is a book that I received from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about a little boy who misses his dad, and all he wants for Christmas is his dad to come home. His mother and him haven’t had a whole lot of money to do a lot of things, so once he gets home to smell cookies baking he gets excited. It’s only after his mom tells him that the cookies are for the less fortunate that he gets disappointed. He feels as if he and his mom are less fortunate, and doesn’t understand why it is that they have to share the cookies that they don’t usually get to eat. This is when his mom tells him the true meaning of the Christmas cookie. After hearing the story, there is a knock on the door. The boy is excited, because he thinks it might be his dad coming home at last. When the door opens, it is a poor older man, begging for food. His mother feeds the man, and the boy runs after him to give him the Christmas cookie that his mom saved for the boy. The man is very thankful, and the little boy learns the true meaning of Christmas.
I actually kept this book to myself, and read it alone. The reason for that is, I really want to give this book to my son for Christmas. It is just a sweet, heart felt, story, that I wanted to save for the right time. I think he will love this, and as he gets older, he will get more out of this story. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, it is a sweet story about love, generosity and faith.