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A Heart For Home: Mortimer's Christmas Manger

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mortimer's Christmas Manger

On the way to my parent's house last night, we stopped by the public library to pick up our books on hold. I smiled as I carried our new treasures, Christmas stories every last one, to the van.

I couldn't resist the little ones asking to take "just one book for Meme to read." So I grabbed the top of the stack and carried it in.

Mortimer is tired of his cramped hole and searches for a new house. He is overjoyed when he finds a beautiful new house conveniently located next to a decorated tree for him to climb. His only concern is that the house is filled with tiny human statues who seem intent on staying put even when he lugs them out time and time again. 

After hearing the story of the first Christmas, Mortimer returns the statues to their rightful place in the little house and lovingly places the Baby Jesus into the manger. As Mortimer heads back to his dark little hole he prays for a new house and is blessed by a new home that is far better than he could have imagined.

Mortimer's Christmas Manger is a wonderful story that can lead to discussion about keeping Jesus where he should be as a priority in our lives, prayer, and the act of thankfulness. The adorable illustrations are also sure to keep your little one's attention.

Be sure to check out all of our Christmas book recommendations and stop back by for more reviews as we make our way through our stack of new books.
What are some of your favorite Christmas books for children?
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Blogger Kristin said...

We began reading this book several years ago...and every year, we check it out again because it such a favorite and has such message. It meant the world to us last year when we, too, were looking for a home of our own. :-)

December 7, 2011 at 11:03 PM  

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