Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Legend of the Candy Cane {Review}


The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy by Lori Walburg shares an inspiring tale of symbolism for the Candy Cane! This cute board book is a perfect fit for children of all ages, recommended for 4-8.

With the holidays right around the corner, merchants all across the board continue to remind what this season has become in this nation. With holiday decorations displayed earlier and earlier each year, the big jolly man in the red suit continues to be the mascot of the holiday that in reality celebrates something so much greater! Amidst the noise, this book points your child to Jesus through the use of the candy cane. 

The story is cute and inspiring. I adore the artwork in this book, not too simple but full of detail and engaging! The scene seems to be set in times past when candy stores were popular. The premise of the story is a man arrives in town and begins fixing up an old abandoned storefront. A curious girl named Lucy offers to help the man and quickly learns that the old store was about to be transformed into a child's dream!

The story of the candy cane is explained by the man to Lucy sharing about both the birth of Jesus and the message of the cross. I recommend this story because in a sweet and innocent way, it reminds the reader about the true meaning of Christmas. It provides an object lesson that parents, teachers and caregivers can use that will stick in the hearts of little ones for years to come!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Book Look Blogger program for providing me with a copy of this book for the purpose of this review! All opinions stated here are my own.

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