Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wombat Divine

Wombat Divine by Mem Fox is one of my favorite Christmas books. I love the story, and the pictures are so sweet that it's a pure pleasure to read this book out loud to little kids. This story is about a little wombat who wants to be in the Christmas play. He goes to the try- outs with hope in his heart. Too soon he finds out that he is too big, too small, too heavy, not quite right, and so on. But he is ever hopeful that there will be a part in this play for him; and there is! I think that's what Christmas is like too. We want to be part of something bigger than ourselves, we want to find our part to play. If we're lucky, and we have good friends like little wombat, maybe we'll find our part this year too.

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