The King’s Christmas List is a sweet way for kids to learn about the true meaning of Christmas, ISBN 978-1400316458. It starts off with Emma and her fluffy dog Shu Shu getting an invitation to the King’s Birthday party. Carefully they select just the right gifts to take to the party. Then along the route to the party actually end up giving their gifts to people who needed them. When they finally did arrive at the party they noticed that no one was giving gifts to the King…but instead to each other. The King explains to Emma that the real meaning of Christmas is found when you give to others. Then in the end notes of the book there is an invitation to make it real by giving to World Vision; Blood: Water Mission in Africa; or your local food pantries.
I liked the concept of the story. I do wish that the story was delivered with a little more excitement. For a story of a girl and her dog going on an adventure…there wasn’t very much excitement. Not sure if this one will end up in our bedtime story routine or not. It was a good read with a good purpose. Gotta give it a few stars for that!