The Real Reason For The Season
A Girl’s Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong by Tonya L Matthews is a perfectly beautiful book that tells us the real reason for the season. It is for children under ten years old. In fact, whatever your age, it will draw your focus to Jesus.
Portia is a young girl who believes Christmas revolves around her as she tells Santa all the presents she wants for Christmas. She is horrified when her perfect Christmas plans are interrupted by the weather and life.
There are lessons to be learnt – people are far more important than presents. And Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. Jesus is God’s gift to us. We just need to receive Him.
The book is written in rhyme, enabling our children to join in when they have heard the tale a few times. There is a wonderful bouncy rhythm to the book.
All the book is beautifully illustrated. I only had a black and white version on my kindle, I imagine that the colour version is stunning. The drawings are simple, appealing to all. Each page will prompt discussions with our children.
A Girl’s Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong is the perfect addition to any child’s library. It reminds us that Jesus is the real reason for the season – will you open your heart to Him this year?
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.