Charley's Unexpected Christmas Gift


Children - Adventure
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/31/2022
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Charley's Unexpected Christmas Gift is a children's Christmas story by Jordie Cole. Complemented by some enchanting illustrations by Lyn Clarke, the book follows Charley, a young boy who loves Christmas. During the Christmas season, Charley gets to sleep as much as he likes, eats the food he wants, and most of all he receives the best gifts from Santa. Once again, Christmas is around the corner, and Charley is excited about a list of gifts he believes he is going to receive. He shares his thoughts with his friends, who, surprisingly for Charley, don't share his enthusiasm. On Christmas morning, Charley opens his gifts one by one, only to be left somewhat disappointed by Santa's choices. He later learns that his friends have received his preferred gifts. Charley realizes that sometimes Santa brings the gifts we need rather than those we want.

Charley's Unexpected Christmas Gift is a book that will be a fun read for kids while leaving adults with a smile on their faces. Jordie Cole brings the spirit of Christmas home with a picture book that contains the gentle message of being able to find happiness in what you have rather than spending time worrying about things you've no control over. With vibrant illustrations by Lyn Clarke and an immensely adorable central character, the narrative breezes past and is an absolute joy to experience. Children will find plenty to relate to with Charley. Who doesn't want a bike to ride, right? A delightful read for kids and their parents alike.