Belfry's Christmas Gift by Mike Joens ~ Christmas Gift Guide for Children {Giveaway}

Theo's Tales of Little Overhill
Mike Joens
Illustrated by Len Simon

In this heartwarming Christmas story from Theo's Tales of Little Overhill, Belfry must think of something to give Theo at the Christmas party. He soon discovers that the best gifts are not those wrapped in ribbons and bows. Belfry's gift is one that changes the life of a gruff and lonely clockmaker, someone shunned by all of the village animals. It is the gift of love!

My Thoughts

Our family has fallen in love with the quaint English village of Little Overhill. Theo and the sweet woodland creatures are just adorable. In Belfry's Christmas Gift we enter the village on Christmas Eve. 

Poor Belfry is just beside himself because he cannot come up with a gift for Theo for tonight's celebration. Every creature in the village seems to have a wonderful talent and has produced a gift that will surely impress Theo. Feeling dejected Belfry wanders along the street wishing a "Happy Christmas" to all of his friends. When he comes upon Old Seamus Badger he again wishes him "Happy Christmas". Of course Old Seamus just ignores him.

Intrigued Belfry follows Seamus to his Clockworks shop and winds up spending the afternoon watching and helping Seamus around the shop. Unknowingly Belfry gives Seamus the best gift of all . . . love and friendship.

This is a beautiful story about the true gift that was given on Christmas. It wasn't about physical gifts. It wasn't about talents or worthiness. It was all about a redeeming love that was sent from heaven to live among us. This is the perfect read for your little ones this season. It offers a wonderful avenue for you to discuss what the season is all about and what is important.

The Giveaway

We have partnered with Theo Presents to offer one of our readers a copy of Belfry's Christmas Gift. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Monday, December 1, 2014. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional.

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  1. I would say the best gifts to receive are a hug, smile and an encouraging word. They all cost nothing but bring so much joy!
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  2. My daughter makes homemade crafts and cards for all of us! They are so priceless! I love receiving them because she really takes her time with them

  3. The gift of time together doesn't cost much but is great.


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