Very Christmas – 2016 Kids Holiday Gift Idea
Very Christmas by Simone Mets
When it comes to the holiday season I always make sure that my boys know that giving is a lot better than getting. There is a satisfying feeling that you get when you help those who need it that is amazing. That to me is the true meaning of Christmas!
Very Christmas is a book that also has this very powerful message! I love books like this because they really bring out the holiday feeling! I can definitely see this story becoming a tradition of reading it for the holidays every year.
What I really liked about this book is that it is a refreshing departure from the typical holiday picture book. Featuring a unique design without pagination or chapter numbers, children are encouraged to remember pages based on a memorable font, word, or page color. The characters throughout the book are purposefully not illustrated so readers have the freedom to dream them up and see themselves reflected in the story. There’s no evil character and, in fact, the story is all-inclusive: the lessons throughout apply to every gender, class, race, and age.
A Very Christmas is a beautiful, festive, and meaningful holiday book the whole family can enjoy for years to come.
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About The Book…
Winner of the 2016 Gold eLit Award for Best Holiday Story!
When Santa’s workshop is destroyed by a ferocious storm, even the richest man in the world is stumped for a way to save Christmas. Just when everyone seems to give up all hope, the unstumpable Ava Buttons, together with her friends, discover a way to make Christmas wishes come true. Motivated by a desire to help others, Ava converts even her naughtiest friend, Rowdy Meyers, from an enthusiastic getter to a champion giver.
This heartwarming, family-friendly story celebrates perseverance, taking initiative and the pure joy of selfless giving.
About The Author…
Simone Mets has spent her life connecting with others, whether locally or abroad. And she always has her eyes peeled for opportunities to give back. Her ingenuity has served her well in her professional life as an attorney and event producer. It also shines throughout her first book, Very Christmas (Winner of the 2016 eLit Gold Medal for Best Holiday Book). She is a passionate volunteer, a mentor, and an active member of SCBWI. Mets lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and two short haired ginger tabbies.