It's Christmas, and there is so much to be excited about! This lift-the-flap book helps kids explore and share all the fun, love, and true joy of this special time of year.
This first book from author, speaker, and mom Valerie Ellis celebrates all the wonderful things that bring us joy at Christmastime! Charming rhymes and vibrant illustrations will entice little readers to lift the flap to learn even more about how they can help make Christmas special for others, and share the gift of Jesus's birth with everyone.
Intended for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers, Share the Joy! is:
- an 8X8 inch, sturdy and colorful board book with engaging, durable flaps — perfect for excited, busy little hands
- a wonderful introduction to the joy of giving and receiving at Christmas
- a fun way to help parents teach ideas like generosity, kindness, and empathy to sensitive young hearts
- filled with rhythmic, rhyming language little ears will love
- a great gift for Advent or Christmas, birthdays, baby showers, children's ministry, preschool programs, church nativity plays, and more
- an ideal children's library, nursery, and preschool resource
About the Author
Valerie Ellis is a children’s book author, speaker, and founder of the multi-author online resource Our Everyday Parables, which offers book reviews and parenting ideas for families pursuing faith and compassion. A certified teacher, Valerie is passionate about helping kids and parents connect with God and each other in the everyday moments. Her upcoming books are designed to serve families at the intersection of faith and fun. Valerie is also a nonprofit consultant, trainer, and grant proposal writer in the Houston area, where she lives with her husband, Josh, and their two boys. For more information, visit ValerieEllis.com and connect with Valerie at @iamvalerieellis.
Sergio de Georgi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently lives with his wife Viviana and two daughters, April and Emma. As a young child, he dressed up in his superhero costume to explore his neighborhood, jumped over rooftops, and went home to write and draw about his superhero adventures. He has never stopped drawing. When his first daughter was born in 2000, he started writing and illustrating for children. In his free time, Sergio enjoys designing and manufacturing wooden and paper toys.
"Share the Joy! is the perfect way to invite children to celebrate Advent by giving one another our presence, instead of getting lost in the consumer fever of presents that do not last." –Chris Seay, Pastor of Ecclesia Houston and author of Advent Conspiracy
"With its fun, lift-the-flap design and beautifully vibrant and diverse illustrations, Share the Joy! encourages little ones to seek and celebrate the true joys of Christmas: the love of family and friends, giving and thanksgiving, and—most of all—the celebration of the Savior who 'changed the world with His great love'! A must for Christmas!" —Tama Fortner, ECPA award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty books
"Kids will delight in their favorite Christmas activities, and parents will love the 'share and serve' twist revealed under each flap. Share the Joy! is a perfect way for little hearts to learn that Christmas is about more than treats and gifts." —Christie Thomas, Christian parenting coach & award-winning children’s book author
"What a delightful Christmas offering from debut author Valerie Ellis! With interactive lift-the-flaps and a focus on kindness and generosity, Share the Joy! truly is a joy to share with little ones." —Glenys Nellist, author of over thirty children's titles including Good News! It's Christmas! and Snuggle Time Christmas Stories
"With sweet, playful language and vivid illustrations, Share the Joy! encourages a heart for generosity in even the youngest children. By modeling sharing during regular Christmas traditions, children’s favorite holiday is repositioned as a Christ-centered season of missional love. A perfect book for every family’s Christmas collection!" —Lindsey Schultz, Children’s Ministry Director, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, East Side, New York City