Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Christmas Kindness by C.C. Gevry - Blog Tour and Frist Chapter Reveal


C.C. Gevry’s A Christmas Kindness
About the book:
Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who has only one request for Santa, Robert is confused over what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?

My Impression:

Christmas at times tends to bring the worst out in people.We feel we have all these financial giving obligations to friends, family and loved ones that we can loose the real reason we celebrate Christmas  at all and how it should be celebrated. This was a very lovely chapter book  teaches children and reminds adults the true meaning for Christmas. It captures the heart and spirit of what this season is all about in a very moving and delightful way. What I adored most about this book was it shows how impactfull children can be in sharing the message of Christ in very tangible ways. Wonderful illustrations that help bring the story to life with great color usage and an old timey feel to them that really draw the story out nicely makes this book easy to recommend highly.



 

Chapter One Excerpt:
Chapter One

“Oh, when will we get there?” whispered Robert from the backseat of his mother’s car. He fiddled with the pull on his coat. The wipers brushed aside the snow falling on the windshield.
As they arrived, lines of cars streamed in and out of the mall parking lot. Robert peered over his mother’s shoulder and saw her white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel. She huffed as she scanned the parking lot for an empty space. He wiggled around, but his seat belt kept him secure.
Inside the mall, Christmas music and the tinkling of jingle bells tickled Robert’s ears. With his mother, Robert weaved through the crowd of shoppers. He smelled fried food from Burger Mart. The sweet scent of warm chocolate chip cookies from the bakery made his mouth water.
Robert’s shoulders drooped when he saw how many kids waited to see Santa. There were babies, some crying and struggling to get out of their mother’s arms. Little kids, many younger than eight-year-old Robert, clung to their father’s pants or jumped up and down as they waited their turn.
“This is going to take forever!”
Purchase information:
Kob

About the author:
C.C Gevry is a children’s author from Western Massachusetts. A Christmas Kindness is her first book with 4RV Publishing. She is also a member of the SCBWI. Ms. Gevry is married with two young children and a son who is married. Visit her online at http://ccgevry.com

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book from Pump Up Your Books blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion. The view expressed are my own and in no way reflect those of the publishing company, author or Pump Up Your Books.

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