I love children's books and since leaving the classroom and my children growing up I do not get to indulge myself in them very often anymore. But it was hard to resist this book and I am glad I didn't. Bambinelli Sunday by Amy Welborn is a great story. Welborn weaves in facts about an Italian tradition of blessing the baby Jesus for the nativity set with a story about Alessandro and his family. Without giving away the story, Alessandro is having some struggles in his life so his grandfather suggests making a baby Jesus and Nonna thinks a little trip will help too. Things don't work out exactly as Alessandro planned but in the end he learns that sharing gives joy, forgiveness brings happiness and family loves you.
This is not only a wonderful story but the illustrations are bright and colorful, sure to draw children into the story.
This book would be perfect for Advent and a great tie in to blessing and then setting up your family Nativity.
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