- Book Style: Christmas book, storybook
- Reading Level: 1 (Beginning Reading due to: short pages, relatively easy vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 3-5 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Cartoonish, cute, soft
The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas is a Christmas storybook for toddlers. This toddler book tells a short story about some fun looking creatures called the Gu-Glee-Goos. These creatures sparkle and shine, have magical powers, and use them to help people in need. After your toddler is walked through the setting of Christmas, they’ll learn an important lesson about helping other people in need. Finally, the book ends with a cute little sign off as the Gu-Glee-Goos promise to come back next Christmas.
My favorite part about this book is definitely the strong moral message. It’s pretty clear that the author (Angel Krishna) wants to leave toddlers and children with the idea that helping people is a great thing to do (well, of course it is, silly…). What’s extra special about the message in this book is that Angel brings the idea that helping people is exciting and fun! I personally really like that extra little touch, as it lets children in on the idea that being generous can be an extremely rewarding thing.
The illustrations provided by Timothy Lange are extremely fun. As I stated in the categories at the top of the page, the illustrations are cartoonish, cute, and yet somehow soft. I really enjoy the way the reindeer looks near the start of the book. Also, I think the Gu-Glee-Goos are plain old fun to look at. I even related the way they look to Casper The Friendly Ghost! My toddler thought they were funny and even told me so. This tells me my child will absorb some of this book just based on the way the illustrations look.
The reading level of this book is fairly easy, so it’s a good Christmas time book for you to break out if your toddler is just getting to the age where they can make out some words. The other great thing about the book is that it’s essentially all rhymes, which helps with retention.
All in all, this toddler book provides solid messaging and is generally a pretty easy read. Parents, toddlers, and children will all find this easy to read during the Christmas season. The illustrations are colorful and fun, which helps with the absorption of the overall message. In the end, I like this book and that I can definitely recommend it to parents of toddlers in the age range of 1-5.
Here is where you can go to purchase The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas:
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