The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert
Ages: 3-7 years
Photographs by Per Breiehagen
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
I’ve read 105 books since I started journaling my reads. This was #36, or about 70 books ago. But, I remembered #36, and it’s the perfect Christmas choice! Lori and Per are a husband and wife team who took 4 years to write/photograph this book starring their daughter Anja. Deciding to be Santa’s helper, she sets off to find him. Animals along the way give her a helping hand/paw, plus a photo op. The polar bear is my personal favorite. Anja finds Santa, gets a bell, plus a goodbye kiss. Waking up bell-less, she wonders if it was real, or a dream? The last line (What do you think) lets you decide. I hope you check out this book, even if you’re like me, way older than seven. PS- If you liked The Christmas Wish, there are 3 other wish books to check out.