Book Reviews from Zonderkidz

Here are two fun stocking stuffer book ideas from Zonderkidz™ for the children on your Christmas list. Better yet….stock up on several fun books from Zonderkidz™ and you have a fantastic Christmas present.

The Three Wise Guys written by Mike Thaler and illustrated by Jared Lee is a fun and humorous story from the Tales from the Back Pew series which gives a child’s unique view of church. The book has parts that are laugh out loud funny and by the gleam in my son’s eyes I could see that he could relate. The Three Wise Guys is the story of a young boy who is told he will be a “wise guy” in the Christmas play. His response…..? “The only part I want in the Christmas play is NO part.”

The text is silly and my kids and I were giggling. The zany illustrations fit the story perfectly. What I appreciate most is the focus on God, church and the bible done in such a way that it captured my children’s attention throughout the story.

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving by Jan & Mike Berenstain is always one of my favorites. I grew up reading the Berenstain books series and love the opportunity to share the stories with my own children. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving is the perfect story to teach my children a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas. It is delightful to me that my children seem to enjoy the loveable Berenstain Bears as much as I did as a kid and this has been a much requested book this holiday season during story time. It appears the lessons in the story are working too because both my 4 and 5 year olds have requested to make presents for their family members this year.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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