Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christmas Book Pick of The Day: Siegfried's Silent Night
This is a sweet story about the family Vaughn mice, set in Austria, 1818. It's supposed to be the mice who find a home in the church where "Silent Night" is composed, and it is a sweet little story. I will warn you, 3 year olds might find Uriah the Rat a little scary for their tastes. I have read this to my current 5 year old for several years in a row, and it never scared her, but also never interested her until this year. Now she wants to read it every night, repeatedly. And I am happy to oblige, because the pictures are so precious, and we get to sing "Silent Night" at the end of the book (One of my favorites!) It's been a wonderful addition to our bedtime routine, and if you ever come across it at a garage sale, I hope it becomes a wonderful addition to yours.