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My Christmas Stocking

Filled with God's Love

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $2.80

Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

Share with little ones this story told in rhyme of how the favorite holiday tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking on the mantle came about.

What happens on Christmas Eve while children sleep? "Their stockings are filled up with candy and toys, and happy surprises for good girls and boys." A kindhearted man hid a gift in a stocking, long ago. He did it to "remind everyone of the Gift that God sent." Christmas stockings help us remember God's love.

Contributor(s) Crystal Bowman , Claudine Gevry
About the Contributor(s) Crystal Bowman
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."

Claudine Gevry
You can find Claudine diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.
UPC 025986738235
ISBN-10 0310738237
ISBN-13 9780310738237
Publish Date Oct 6, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.4350
Height 10.25
Width 7.25
Length 14
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $6.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
Each year for the month of December I wrap up twenty-four books. Then each night a different child picks one book to open and we will then read that particular book. This year My Christmas Stocking has made it into the mix.

When choosing books for this endeavor I like to find ones that are not only entertaining but educational as well. My Christmas Stocking tells the history of the hanging and filling of stockings in a charming sing song type of verse.

We have a nine month old that hasn't quite figured out that books are not to be eaten so this particular book was chosen with him in mind. It is a board book and while I don't think it would withstand unlimited amounts of drool it is sturdy enough for me to have time to remove it from his mouth before serious damage can be done.

I really like the wonderful story and verses it contains, but the images by Claudine Gevry shouldn't be overlooked. She did a beautiful job of capturing the wonder and delight of the season.

If you have a little one in your household this would make a great addition to your collection of Christmas stories. They will learn all about the tradition of the Christmas stocking while being entertained with words and illustrations.

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 12/17/2015)
Review by Living a Fit and Full
Overall Rating
My Christmas Stocking By Crystal Bowman tells how the holiday tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking on the mantle came about. My Christmas Stocking By Crystal Bowman is told in rhyme and is just the cutest book. I love holiday books, especially those that tell why we celebrate the holidays or have certain traditions. My Christmas Stocking By Crystal Bowman is a board book in the shape of a stocking. The illustrations are beautiful and the worlds match the illustrations perfectly. My kids and I absolutely love this book and it fills them with excitement for the upcoming holiday. This is a terrific book and would make an excellent gift for kids! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers. (Posted on 12/10/2015)
Review by April
Overall Rating
"My Christmas Stocking" is an adorable board book that is in a shape of a stocking. The author uses many great rhymes and the illustrations are bright. This story tells you the story of the first stockings and Saint Nicholas. Our main stream society really doesn't understand that Saint Nicholas was a real person who had a desire to share God's message and love with everyone! It is a great story to start with your toddlers so they understand the difference of Saint Nicholas a real person as opposed to Santa Claus a fictitious character. I reccomend putting this book on your Christmas list of books to read to the kids. (Posted on 11/27/2015)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
It's interesting what you learn as you get older. I'm not sure I was ever taught where the tradition of hanging stockings came from. But now my children as well as myself will know it came from Saint Nicholas long, long ago. It all began when he wanted to show everyone God's love and to remind them of the gift He sent. So this year when you and your children are hanging the stockings, you can take out this sweet, board book and explain to them how it all began.

Perfect gift idea for ages 4-8.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 11/12/2015)
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My Christmas Stocking by Crystal Bowman is a children's board book, written in rhyme. The board book is shaped (cut out around the stocking and gifts on the cover).

The story is about Saint Nicholas and the origins of the Christmas stockings. The author emphasizes our Gift from God (our Savior, Jesus). The illustrations are cute and colorful and each image covers a two-page spread.

All in all, I think My Christmas Stocking is a cute book with an overall good message and is one that I will enjoy reading with little ones.

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 11/10/2015)
Review by Penny
Overall Rating
“My Christmas Stocking – Filled with God’s Love” was sent to me by Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan Publishing. It was free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.
“My Christmas Stocking” was written by Crystal Bowman, with the illustrations done by Claudine Gevry. This book is a Christian children’s picture book. It is a board book, so you don’t have to worry about little ones with sticky fingers :-D (I like that!)
“My Christmas Stocking” is about how the tradition of the Christmas stocking began. He told of how Saint Nicholas wanted to show God’s love and how He sent us the gift of His Son. Sometimes he would hide the gifts in a child’s socks that were hanging by their fireplaces (probably to dry). This book uses rhythm and rhyme, so children will enjoy listening to it.
I’d recommend this for young children and those teaching or reading to them.
(Posted on 11/9/2015)
Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
The holiday season is coming and not soon enough for me! Every year I love to add new Christmas books to our collection, especially those that are about the true meaning of Christmas.

My Christmas Stocking is a great addition to our collection! I like to have different books for all three of my kids since they are so far apart in age. The older two are six and seven but my youngest is just one so this board book is great for him. I like board books because little hands can turn the pages easily and without tearing them.

This book is shaped like a stocking which just makes it extra cute. The words are lyrical and rhyming which is great for toddlers. It helps them to pay attention and even remember the words and start to recite them before they can read.

This tells the story of the real Saint Nicholas and how the Christmas tradition of the stocking came to me. It also talks about the real meaning of Christmas and God's love. I like the balance of both. We are Christians and celebrate Jesus's birth but we also like to enjoy the fun of Santa. This does a great job of balancing two traditions.

The illustrations are just as magical as the words and compliment them perfectly. Since Jax is so young he is really drawn to the pictures and likes to point things out in them.

I have a Christmas tradition of wrapping up 24 Christmas books and having them take turns opening one every night and reading them a Christmas story before bed. They will be delighted that My Christmas Stocking is now a part of that! (Posted on 10/8/2015)

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