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Snow Angels by Lezlie Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the Publisher to Review
Genre: Christmas Short Story
Book Description: A winter storm, a family, and an idea for a service project all add up to a delightful Christmas surprise! When Mom and Dad suggest serving their neighbors for the holiday, their kids can’t stop grumbling. But as they secretly shovel snow, their attitudes change, and soon the parents can’t get the kids to stop serving. Share the joys of serving others in this wonderful Christmas pamphlet.
My thoughts; I completely related to the beginning of this short story. A family is trying to get their children together to have a family night. One child doesn't want to be interrupted from his movie (daily occurrence at my house). The children are not cooperative and want it to be over quickly!
The parents teach about service. What starts out as a drudgery, becomes a wonderful opportunity for the kids to learn to help out other people. They even have fun doing it.
I love the holiday message in this book. Loosing yourself in helping out another is one of the wonders of the season. It brings joy to the person serving as well as the person being served.
This booklet is only 11 pages long. I'm thinking it would be fun to read to my family for a family night within the next couple of weeks.
About the Author: Lezlie Anderson has loved books since she learned to read at age four. She and her sisters used their wild imaginations playing in their backyard as princesses to being attacked by giant grasshoppers. The first books she remembers loving are “My Father’s Dragon” and “The Trouble with Miss Switch.”
Lezlie is married to a wonderful man, Steve, and they have three great children, 3 crazy cats, one tortoise, and a fish that has survived more hazards than should be possible. She loves chocolate, Dr. Pepper, and anything that her husband BBQ’s.