Tuesday, December 22, 2015

AN INVISIBLE THREAD Christmas Story by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski / Book Review

By: Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
Illustrated by: Barry Root
Published by: Little Simon 
Released on: November 17th, 2015
Ages: 3-8 years old
Purchase from: Simon & SchusterAmazon | Barnes&Noble
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Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It
*I received this book to review in exchange for my honest review

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever.

New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread.

Now, in this sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures the true meaning of the holidays and will be one you’ll want to share with your family year after year as a reminder that a gift from the heart is always the best present under the tree.

This story captures that true meaning of giving back to those in need, and how one small act of kindness can forever change of the lives of both the person receiving the act, and the one committing the act of kindness.

 AN INVISIBLE THREAD Christmas Story, is the incredible true story of an unlikely friendship between Laura Schrod and a young boy named Maurice. This is a heartwarming story of how how women's small act of kindness in feeding a young, hungry kid on the streets, forever changed their lives. It's a story about unlikely friendship that has spanned almost 30 years. Though it's been almost thirty years since Laura's act of kindness forever changed her and Maurice's lives, it's an act that keeps on giving. I love reading books like this, that have a message about the true meaning of the season. 

AN INVISIBLE THREAD is about Laura and Maurice's story, and how feeding a hungry kid lunch turned into weekly dinners, and having Christmas together. It's also more than that. It's a story with a message about how doing a small act of kindness can forever change a person. At the end of the book, both Laura and Maurice share their personal message about their story, as well as list ways for readers to do their own small act of kindness. Small acts of kindness don't need to be done just during the Holidays, but can and should be performed all year long.

A small Act of Kindness can have a major impact and mean the world to the person who receives it. The holidays are about spreading love and giving to those in need. Whether is be a smile, a meal, clothes, food etc. No act of kindness, big or small, goes unnoticed. Often times it's not just the person who's receiving the act of kindness that is changed, but the person giving. This a book that we'll definitely take out year after year and read it. I would highly recommend picking it up, and adding this book to your Christmas book collection. It's a book who's message and story will leave a lasting impression on all who read it. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~