Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Advent Reads Day 11: Bedtime Story: The Lost Gift by Kallie George and Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Read for: Children's Book Challenge

Synopsis: "It’s Christmas Eve, and Bird, Rabbit, Deer, and Squirrel are eagerly waiting for Santa to fly overhead. When he does, a gift tumbles out of his sleigh, landing in the woods. The friends find the gift and read the tag: “For the new baby at the farm. Love, Santa.” And so, in spite of Squirrel’s grumbling—“It’s not our baby”—they set off on a long journey to deliver it. Sweet, poignant, and starring a cast of truly adorable characters, this is a story sure to be shared year after year at Christmastime."

My Review: This is a cute little book I picked up at Kohl's and it came with a little stuffed deer. A sweet story about the animals helping deliver a gift that fell off Santa's sleigh. I love how there is a grumpy and somewhat selfish animal that is a little more symbolic of real life. The message is also a good one about the gift just needing to bring joy, not needing to be anything spectacular. It is a short book, with beautiful illustrations in a more soothing color palette, perfect for bedtime.

My Rating: This was a really cute little story, it is similar to holiday stories I have read before but the illustrations in this one really made it unique and grumpy, selfish Squirrel.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!


  1. This looks SO cute! I'll have to see if my library has it!

    1. If they don't try at Kohl's, it was one of their Kohls Cares for Kids items and it was only $8 for the stuffed deer and book.