Merry Creature Christmas!
by: Dandi Daley Mackall
I was excited when I saw this book as I love Mackall's Backyard Horses & Winnie the Horse Gentler series. Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to expectations.
My big disappointment is that the colt disobeys his mom & a does not get punished - instead she is proud of him! That is not a lesson I want my children to learn, and unfortunately it is key to the story.
Minor quibble: what is "Creature Christmas"? The animals sing praises to God & are celebrating Jesus' birth, isn't that just Christmas? Why add a word in front?
The illustrations are fine, and the rhyme cute, but because of the aforestated disappointment I cannot recommend this book.
I have not listened to the accompanying CD.
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