Middle Age Children
Published October 24, 2020
I don’t have kids, so I don’t often read a middle grade children’s book, but I am delighted this one popped into my lap. It’s a story about Christmas, children and a magical creature.
This is the first Christmas without their Mother for Dexter and Dougal. The boys are trying their hardest to keep up their “kissmas” traditions with their Dad. When working on his school project, Dexter discovers a magical creature that the two boys along with their best friend Fi try to learn about and protect.
The story is made even better by the details. A ketchup factory, a gingerbread costume, peanut butter and so many more small tidbits. Along with the details, the author really captured the whimsy of children. It made me think of kids and their reckless abandon to follow a pursuit. When do we lose that desire?
This is the kind of story that could become a family tradition by reading it each Christmas. It is filled with hope and heroes and a wonderful message for the young and the old. I recommend adding it to your family’s traditions.