Friday, December 4, 2015

Review: A Christmas Kindness, by Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who has only one request for Santa, Robert is confused over what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?

Excerpt:
Inside the mall, Christmas music and the tinkling of jingle bells tickled Robert’s ears. With his mother, Robert weaved through the crowd of shoppers. He smelled fried food from Burger Mart. The sweet scent of warm chocolate chip cookies from the bakery made his mouth water.

My review:

This sweet, heartwarming story was a delight to read. It is the perfect book to read by the fire with your kids during the holidays.

A Christmas Kindness is the story of a little boy who learns the true meaning of Christmas by doing a selfless act for another child who is less fortunate than him. Even though it is a short book, I found myself drawn into the world of the characters and feeling their emotions. The language flows beautifully and the illustrations have a soft, sweet quality to them that nicely complement the tale.
Recommended!

Purchase information:

About the author:
Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a children’s author from Western Massachusetts. A Christmas Kindness is her first book with 4RV Publishing. She is also a member of the SCBWI. Ms. Gevry is married with two young children and a son who is married. 


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5 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the lovely review, Mayra. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

Wishing you and your readers a blessed holiday season.

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Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, msmissy02. Hope you have a blessed holiday.

Morgan Mandel said...

And who doesn't like the smell of chocolate chip cookies?

Rosi said...

This does sound like a sweet book. Thanks for the review.