I received a copy of this book in a giveaway held by the author and the following is my honest review for it.
I found Melinda Kinsman a marvelous, innovative treat for its young readers, which I’d place between 5 – 8 years old; perhaps even 4 depending on the child. By giving human qualities to an inanimate object, in this case a sock; the author uses the child’s imagination to communicate the different things a child should know about activities surrounding the Christmas holiday in an easy going manner. The author also kindly tells the child that everyone doesn’t celebrate the holiday, and that’s another holiday which comes around the same time, Chanukah [there’s several ways to spell this holiday] which are celebrated by children who are Jewish.
While the first portion of this beautifully illustrated book by the author herself deals with the items above the second portion goes on to tell its readers facts about Santa, what Christmas is all about, its traditions, etc. The third and final section of the book gives children and their parents several activities to enjoy which are all connected to the holiday in one way or another.
Given the above, I’m happy to give this 5 STARS.