Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Christmas Train Book Review...

 

We are excited to tell you about this wonderful new book called The Christmas Train...

 




In this children's picture book, President Thomas S. Monson recounts a Christmas memory from his childhood. As a boy, he yearned for an electric train. To his delight, on Christmas morning he got exactly that—a train that operated through the miracle of electricity. Then he noticed a second train that his mother had purchased for the boy down the street whose family was struggling. Although it was only a wind-up train, it had a beautiful oil tanker car, which little Tommy wanted for his own. Soon after, Tommy's mother invited him to accompany her to the neighbor's home to deliver the gift. Young Mark was thrilled with his new train and, of course, didn't notice the missing train car. However, a remorseful Tommy did. What happened next will bring the spirit of Christmas into every heart and home. Illustrated by renowned artist Dan Burr, The Christmas Train is sure to be a classic Christmas story and a beautiful addition to every Christmas library.

Download the new interactive Christmas Train app for your iPad! 

The pages come alive with animations, sound effects, and narration by the author, Thomas S. Monson. Kids will love listening to a true Christmas story, read by a familiar voice, while navigating trains, turning Christmas lights on and off, and experiencing the importance of giving during the Christmas season. 

Our Review...

This fantastic hardcover book tells a heartfelt true story from President Monson's childhood. As you read it you learn that giving is much better than receiving. It's also filled with incredible pictures by Dan Burr. We loved listening to President Thomas S. Monson narrating his touching story! When you are done with this book you are left with a warm feeling of how young Tommy was such a loving friend to Mark. What a perfect gift this will make for all ages that can be handed down through the generations!

DISCLAIMER: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

6 comments:

Linda Williams said...

A must own for sure!

Patty said...

Sounds really neat :)

Melinda Chandler said...

I sure do love President Thomas S. Monson and his childhood stories

Rob said...

One of my favorite children's picture books!

Angela said...

Grateful for this review!!! Love President Monson. Thanks!!

Sarah Johnson said...

On my Christmas list now thanks Shauna ;)