Please don’t tell my grandsons. We’re giving them these books for Christmas.
At the ages of 6 and 9, both Addison and Vishal are avid readers. Linda and I enjoy giving them books and both reading to them and having them read to us.
They’ve both been helping me review kids’ books too. For some of those reviews, just flip back through the book reviews posted here. There are some great choices for Christmas gifts there, in addition to the books reviewed in this column.
After plowing through a stack of kids’ books, here are the ones that Addi and V will find under their Christmas tree from Grampy and Nana Smith.
Mert the Anxious Evergreen
This is perfect for all Maine kids. The story and message hits very close to home.
Written and beautifully illustrated by Clair Bowman, the story features the young evergreen tree, Mert, and his desperate effort to save the farm he’s on and become a Christmas tree.