The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

PDF EBook by Susan Wojciechowski

EBook Description

I very much enjoy picture books. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey PDF EBookAlthough they are geared to children, I find the stories wonderful to read to myself quietly or out loud.The words often seem to sing and I find the ones that sometimes rhyme to be fun and joyful. An important and powerful message is usually conveyed in a story of few words.

What I particularly like about picture books however are the illustrations.It is pleasurable to view so many quality paintings in one sitting, all combined into one tiny, terrific package.It’s like visiting an art gallery from the comfort of your reading chair and you can enjoy the aesthetics just a few inches from your face.

I admire the artwork of illustrator P.J. Lynch.I read another of his illustrated books recently and primarily chose The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey for that reason.Lynch only illustrates about one book per year so I knew I was in for a treat.What I didn’t know and found out is that P.J. Lynch won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 1995 awarded for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people for his illustration of The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.Lynch’s illustrations are rich in detail and really enhance the book’s story.He uses lots of brown and earth colours that provide much warmth and his picture choices really focus on the essence of the story.They add another dimension and evoke feelings that the words alone would not.

Susan Wojciechowski has written a wonderful story to illustrate.It is a simple, although predictable story as most children’s books are.Interspersed throughout are rhyming words and alliteration – wonderful for reading out loud – the kind of words children remember and like to read along with in boisterous voices and to repeat throughout the day.The story is touching. It is about a widow and her son who approach a woodcarver who has lost his own wife and son to ask him to carve a nativity scene to replace the scene that they lost when they moved.The only catch is that the son wants to watch the woodcarver while he works so he can learn from him because he wants become a woodcarver when he grows up.The boy’s eagerness and openness is contagious.The author really captures the dialogue, enthusiasm and mannerisms of a young boy.The book like most children’s books is short but the words are a treat and the message, like the words, are worth reading again and again.

The book and its gorgeous illustrations would make a wonderful gift for another or an addition to your own personal Christmas library to take it out each holiday season to enjoy.
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