Thursday, December 9, 2010
Mortimer's Christmas Manger
Second up on our Christmas book reading list is Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. This is a heartwarming story of a little mouse named Mortimer. He lives in a tiny, not so great little hole under the stairs of a big house. One day the people of the house start to decorate for Christmas. Mortimer sets out to explore and discovers a perfect new house for a mouse. Only problem, tiny little people live in the house. On closer inspection Mortimer realizes that the tiny little people are not real, only statues, so out they go and in moves Mortimer. But each day the little people are placed back in the house and each night Mortimer has to move them out until Mortimer realizes who the tiny baby is laying in a manger of the house/stable. It's a wonderful story that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.