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Teaches young children to enjoy Christmas by celebrating Jesus! Warm, endearing animal illustrations will entice pre-readers and early readers and inspire their imagination. Reinforces Christian values in a non-judgmental and non-threatening way
The forest is abuzz with magic and excitement—it’s time for Jesus’ birthday!
The invitations for His birthday party float on in to all but one forest creature. Living far off in a hollow in the forest’s furthest tree, Little Raccoon has never quite fit in with the other forest animals. Feeling left out and alone, she watches as the rest of the friends share in the fun of decorating for Christmas. It’s not until Little Raccoon gets help from an unexpected friend that she discovers the meaning of Jesus’s birthday, His love, and that everyone is invited!
Beautifully illustrated by Lee Holland, this picture book will offer young children a fun, relatable story of a quirky raccoon who feels a bit different from everyone else, and how the best part of Christmas is finding the warmth of Jesus’s love and friendship.
About the Author
Susan Jones is a mother, wife, writer, and Sunday school teacher at her local church. She lives with her family and two dogs in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
"Young children will easily relate to Little Raccoon's feelings of loneliness and lack of belonging. The welcoming circle of animals underscores the clearly spelled out Christmas message of love, friendship, and inclusion. This sequel to A Birthday Party for Jesus (2017) is tailor-made for a Sunday school Advent lesson. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)" —Kirkus Reviews