Sharing Sundays – Books and info worth sharing
I love reading books at the holidays and with this year’s incredibly long holiday season, trying to keep the little ones at bay when Christmas is all around them is much easier if you can read a book daily to maintain the Christmas spirit.
One of my favorite new finds to helping explain how Christmas happens is A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus. Patterned after ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, this book tells the story that hasn’t been told before; how Mrs. Claus helps to make Christmas happen.
Looking back on history, Mrs. Claus is often a part of the holiday tradition, but you never hear what Mrs. Claus does as the most important person at Christmas #2 (sounds like a lot of stories to me…) However, this story, written by a family team of women, shares the backstory of when Santa falls ill how Mrs. Claus gets everything ready from reading children’s letters, wrapping the gifts and even preparing the reindeer for flight to make Christmas possible.
Honestly, in our house this story is exactly how Christmas happens. Thankfully these ladies find a much more fun way to tell it.
A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus
By Jeannie Schick-Jacobowitz & Muffin Drake-Policastro
Illustrated by Wendy Wallin Malinow