Book Title: The Christmas Blanket by Ed Damiano
Category: Children’s Book (ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: December 2018
Content Rating: G suitable for all readers
Mom’s Choice Award Winner!
What is the meaning of Christmas? That’s what eight-year-old EJ wants to know. The other kids say it’s about getting toys‚ but is it, really?
One evening, EJ’s mother takes him to the Rockefeller Center to see the lighting of the most magical tree in the world, and EJ meets someone who teaches him what Christmas is truly all about.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
This is a sweet story about EJ who wants to know the true meaning of Christmas. A bully from school tells him it’s about the presents and anyone who thinks otherwise is dumb. When EJ tells his mom that he wishes that a homeless man they saw could have a blanket, she explains to him that that is the meaning of Christmas. He wishes for something someone else needs rather that something like toys for himself.
Being selfless is part of Christmas but I was disappointed that nothing was mentioned about Jesus. Christmas is supposed to be about His birth and so many people have lost sight of that. The watercolor illustrations were different, but I liked them especially since the colors were so vibrant.
I plan on reading this to my grandkids but will stress that it’s only part of what Christmas is about. I think they’ll like it.
About the Author
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Damiano has a passion for creativity, and his stories always contain a positive message. He wrote The Christmas Blanket, which earned him a Mom’s Choice Award. In The Christmas Blanket, his character EJ realizes the true meaning of Christmas, which is not about getting presents, but about giving back to others.
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