Review of the Love Letter Book Series
As a Christian, and someone who loves children’s books, I was excited to be contacted for a book review by Soraya Diase Coffelt, a lawyer and former judge who has written a book series about the true meaning to some of our more popular holidays.
The three books I received to review are: It’s not about you, Mr. Pumpkin, It‘s not about you, Mrs. Turkey, and It’s not about you, Mr. Santa Claus; love letters about the true meaning of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The first thing that captured my eye about these books was the beautiful and brightly colored illustrations each contained. As an artist, I was immediately drawn to the look and feel of each book. They are wonderfully made, and the pictures are sure to entice the age group they are intended for, somewhere around 6-8 years old.
The books are written as a letter from a young child to the main character of each holiday; a pumpkin to represent Halloween, a turkey for Thanksgiving, and Santa Claus for Christmas. Each one tells what the true meaning of the holidays are about.
I really liked these books. I don’t have children of my own, but I would still be willing to share all of them with my niece. Yes, Santa is featured in the Christmas book, but as the title implies, he’s not the emphasis of the story, nor should he be. All three books are a great way to explain why we celebrate our holidays they way that we do. They provide wonderful conversation starters, and due to the info contained in each book, give you the ability to answer questions your little ones might have. I recommend all three titles.
Book: It’s not about you, Mr. Pumpkin
It‘s not about you, Mrs. Turkey
It’s not about you, Mr. Santa Claus
Author: Soraya Diase Coffelt
Softcover: 34 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Kids (2014-2015)
Available from Amazon and other book retailers.
I was given complimentary copies of these books for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.