Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

I just finished reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (1972) aloud to the kids.  I read the book when I was young and remember being stunned by how horrible the Herdman kids were.

Reading it again to my own kids reminded me of how sweet the message is.  This heart warming book is a quick read and opens the door to discussions about bullying, loving people who seem less than loveable and the true meaning of Christmas.

 ~ Chelsey ~


  1. I remember that book! I think I still have it on my bookshelf somewhere - I'll have to dig it out! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Lyndsay, you'll have to let me know if you find it and read it with Munchie!

    The copy I read my kids is my childhood copy. It's so neat to share those nostalgic memories...

  3. I LOVE this book!!! I read it when I was in my teens!! I want to find it again and buy it for my Grandson!!!

  4. Hope you had a great Christmas.
    Happy New Year Chelsey ;)

  5. Bloomerbear, I hope you find it for your grandson!

    Ella, thanks for the warm wishes! I hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a great New Year too!!!

  6. You know what...I don't think I have ever actually read this book! I have a copy in my classroom but the teacher before me always uses it as a read-aloud so I can't. I bet next Christmas my own daughters would enjoy it.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!

  7. Kate, I hope your girls like it!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday season too...

  8. Loved this book as a kid. When I got it for my son I was surprized to learn that his teacher had read the book to his class (thought it would have been too religious a book to have been read in publick school). :-)

    Thanks so much for putting my "Hearts Should Be Free" banner up!


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