Coming out in fall 2018: 10 Days Till Christmas!

Christmas is in the air! It’s time for children to prepare for this magical time of year. They will be enchanted by this unique Christmas countdown book. The warmth of Christmas, the smell of its scents and the sparkle of its lights will awaken their senses and bring them joy over the course of ten days. Coloring, playing with words and repetition are all part of the excitement!

Illustrations by Marilia Poggiali

 

In the meantime, enjoy these Christmas poems, from various authors.

Merry Shel Silverstein

No one's hangin' stockin's up,
No one's bakin' pie,
No one's lookin' up to see
A new star in the sky.
No one's talkin' brotherhood,
No one's givin' gifts,
And no one loves a Christmas tree
On March the twenty-fifth. 

Snowball Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball, 
As perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me. 

I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away, 
But first - it wet the bed.

Christmas Dog Shel Silverstein

Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleepin’ all cozy upstairs,
While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree.

What’s that now–footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who’s this down the chimney?
A thief with a beard–
And a big sack for robbin’ the house?

I’m barkin’ I’m growlin’ I’m bittin’ his butt.
He howls and jumps back in his sleigh.
I scare his strange horses, they leap in the air.
I’ve frightened the whole bunch away.

Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again,
The stockin’s are safe as can be.
Won’t the kiddies be glad when they wake up tomorrow
And see how I’ve guarded the tree.

The Day Before Christmas Anon

We have been helping with the cake, 
And licking out the pan, 
And wrapping up our packages, 
As neatly as we can. 
We have hung our stockings up, 
Beside the open grate. 
And now there’s nothing more to do, 
Except
To
Wait.