Yuletide Ice Cube Fair By Karen Poth
|Yuletide Ice Cube Fair (Big Idea Books / VeggieTales)|
It’s that wonderful time of year again—the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair! It’s a time of festivity and fun as Veggies gather to eat snow cones, slurp slushies, and ice skate on the frozen pond. But the greatest part of all is the Ice Cube Carving Contest! The Veggies are trying to outdo each other in an effort to win the grand prize. But the smallest of all these ice entries is truly the most grand—a carving done by Junior Asparagus. It is a tiny stable with a shepherd on one knee. Young readers discover that it’s not what’s biggest or best that’s most important on Christmas—it’s Jesus.
Yuletide Ice Cube Fair by Karen Poth is a very cute Christmas story featuring the Veggie Tales characters that aims to remind children what Christmas is really about. The story begins with the children humming with delight at the upcoming Yuletide Ice Cube Fair. All the Veggies looked forward to the ice carving contest to see what each person was going to carve. This year's theme was what Christmas meant to each participant. This year, they had ice carved as a Christmas feast, a shopping mall, and a dozen angels among others. Each one seemed to be bigger than the rest, until they came to Junior's work which was very tiny but very meaningful. It was a stable with a Shepard. The judges reminded the crowd that Junior's work was what Christmas was all about, as it was representative of Jesus' love for all.
I read this book to my 5 year old and 8 year old. They both enjoyed the illustrations and they both said that they liked Junior's work the best. I liked how the story starts and ends with a piece of Scripture. During the month of December, my kids re-read this book over and over and it has been added to our stack of Christmas books to continue to enjoy for years to come.
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