what books did you get for Christmas?

December 29, 2010

We spent the week of Christmas at my parents' house and while there were many, many hands willing to hold Lucia and play with Juliet--I still found no time to work on posts for this week! Sorry!

Do you remember calling your friends the day after Christmas and asking them what they got? That was almost as fun as getting presents of my own because I knew there would be lots of fun toys to play with at their houses the next time I went over to visit.

We got a few new books as gifts, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Ben's parents gave Juliet a few Christmas books which we will add to our growing Christmas collection:
The Night Before Christmas
Tasha Tudor'sThe Night Before Christmas
You can never have too many versions of this classic.
The Crippled Lamb
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
We haven't read it yet, but I love Lucado's books.

My Swiss sister in law's parents sent this for the girls:
Pitschi by Hans Fischer
The illustrations are completely enchanting. You'll probably see a post on this one someday.

And my brother's very sweet Swiss girlfriend gave these beautiful books to Juliet and Lucia:
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Can't get more Swiss than this, can you?
A Very Naughty Rabbit: Tales of Mayhem and Mischief (Potter)
A Very Naughty Rabbit: Tales of Mayhem and Mischief  by Beatrix Potter
A beautiful collection--we didn't have this yet! We read the first story tonight. Can't wait to read more of it together.

The grandparents also added to her Tag collection:
LeapFrog® Tag Activity Storybook Toy Story 3: Together Again
LeapFrog® Tag Activity Storybook Toy Story 3: Together Again
This was the first movie Juliet ever saw in the theater.
Tangled (Disney Tangled) (Little Golden Book)
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook: Rapunzel
I took Juliet to see Tangled a few days before Christmas--Have you seen it yet? It's really cute. She got the book before she saw the movie and thought it was okay, but after seeing it on the big screen, she LOVES the book. We've read it over and over again. (Actually, the Tag reader has read it to her over and over again. These things are great for long car rides!)

And although not technically a Christmas gift (got it for my birthday which is just after Christmas, so it's kind of the same thing), Ben got me this beauty that I have been wanting for awhile...
Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types
Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner
You'll definitely see a post on this one someday.

So what books did you or your kids get for Christmas? Any good ones to recommend?


welcome to our wonderland said...

looks like some great books :) I already requested Pitschi from my library.:)

we LOVE Crippled Lamb the sweet christmas book around in my opinion. I LOVE Heidi and Beatrix Potter :)

So glad you got alphabesties.

My oldest got the last book in her fave 2 book series: the Secret series and dairy of a wimpy kid.

my youngest got girls guide to flower fairies and the famous nini (which was giving to me by the author for review but she doesn't care! :) it is so cute)

I'll be reviewing all of these over the month of January. I'm actually going to have my oldest write her book reviews I think.

Annette W. said...

Um...too many to count or list...probably about 30 books! Some new, some used. Lots were Little Golden Books that were way too Christian for my sister-in-law, but perfect for us. :)

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