Item description for Erik's Christmas Gift Exchange by Jeannie St John Taylor...
Overview When Erik draws Todd's name for the Christmas gift exchange, Erik can't wait for it to be over. Later, he learns a valuable lesson about giving and the importance of Jesus' birth.
Publishers Description Erik returns in this delightful Christmas book complete with amusing illustrations and important lessons. When Erik draws Todd's name for the Christmas gift exchange, Erik can't wait for it to be over. But he later learns a valuable lesson about giving and the importance of Jesus' birth.
Citations And Professional Reviews Erik's Christmas Gift Exchange by Jeannie St John Taylor has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2007 page 321
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Studio: Kregel Kidzone
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.76" Width: 9.5" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Kregel Publications
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0825436605 ISBN13 9780825436604
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeannie St John Taylor
Two-time Gold Medallion Finalist, Jeannie St. John Taylor has written or illustrated over twenty-six books. This is her first adult novel.
Reviews - What do customers think about Erik's Christmas Gift Exchange?
Good lessons to be learned Dec 27, 2006
Christmas is coming, and it's time for the children to draw names for the gift exchange. Erik draws Todd's name and is unhappy about the prospect of choosing a gift for a classmate that he doesn't like very much.
When Erik and his school friends go to the mall to buy their gifts, they decide they should have a Christmas play on the day of the gift exchange.
Erik searches for a gift and finds a spectacular car--for himself. He purchases the car and has a meager amount left to buy something for Todd. He chooses an inexpensive, small hard ball.
On the day of the exchange, Erik overhears Todd talking to the teacher about Jesus' love for Todd. Erik is sad. Todd wasn't a mean boy; he just wasn't sure about God's place in his life.
Erik makes a decision about the ball and car he purchased and decides the best thing to do is give the good present to Todd. When Erik opens his own gift, he discovers something special about the gift and the giver.
Armchair Interviews says: Erik's Christmas Gift Exchange is a life lesson about the true meaning of Christmas. And it's one that younger and middle-reader children will easily understand and be able to incorporate into their lives.