Monday, November 10, 2014

Yuletide ice cube Fair - I'm Giving One Away!

It is pretty safe to say, most preschoolers and elementary age children enjoy VeggieTales stories whether they are on dvd, video, bluray or in a book! So when I was sent a new Christmas Veggie story to review, I was very happy to do so - and I'm even more happy to say, this is a wonderful Veggie Christmas story!

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair
Written by - Karen Poth
Illustrators- Ron Eddy and Robert Vann
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features -
  • This story is packed full of favorite Veggie "friends" - children are going to love it!
  • Colorful illustrations - children are going to love it!
  • Fun Christmas story - children are going to love it!
  • Strong message about what matters most on Christmas - parents are going to love it!
Zonderkidz says; "It's time for the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair! Veggies gather to eat snow cones, slurp slushies and ice skate - but the best part of all is the Ice Cube Carving Contest! Join Veggie friends as they discover it's not what's biggest of best which matters most on Christmas. It's Jesus!"

I love the fun in this story! Snow cones, Root Beef Float skating rinks, a frozen Slip and Slide . . . lots of fun in this story for sure! But the focus of the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair is on how; "Christmas isn't all about the big, the bright, the new. Christmas time means Jesus - and the love He brought for you." Children's ministry leaders, parents and grandparents will all appreciate the fun in this story, but more so, the focus as it helps children remember while they can certainly enjoy the fun of the season, we celebrate because Christmas is about Jesus!

I'm very happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send me a copy of Yuletide Ice Cube Fair to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you would like to be in the drawing which will be on November 20, 2014, please comment below to let me know your favorite Christmas activity as a child and what you do as an adult to help the children you love keep their focus on what matters the most - as a child I liked building snowforts . . . until I was cold, which really didn't take terribly long! I'm planning on having my grandchildren make their own Christmas scene as we move through the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With each character we add, we will focus on how they "fit" in the Bible Adventure and what it all means!

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7 comments:

  1. I loved going out with my family and cutting our Christmas tree as a child. We have a Veggie Tales Countdown to Christmas Calendar that I am working to fill with Bible verses this year for my children. Thank you

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  2. I loved helping my mom cook a big family dinner together after going to church.

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  3. I would love decorating our tree and my sister and I made home made ornaments sometimes. I have my kids help put up the nativity scene and we talk about the Birth of Jesus, no presenti s opened on christmas until we read the bible and we also go to our church's candlelight service on christmas eve.
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