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The King's Christmas List

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Emma couldn’t wait to go to the King’s birthday party, but what should she bring?
Emma couldn’t wait to go to the King’s birthday party, but what should she bring?

Emma and her little dog Shu-Shu were thrilled to be invited to the King’s birthday party. But what do you get a King for his birthday?Emma and Shu-Shuhave no gift, but they bring the Christmas cake they made with
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 4th 2010 by Thomas Nelson (first published August 27th 2010)
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Dec 05, 2012 Diana rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet story with a simple message written for the whole world to know of.
It's about giving to others, like one act of kindness or paying it forward, especially at Christmas when the emphasis is on materialism with kids echoing to one another, "What did you get for Christmas?"

This beautiful picture book with stunning illustrations by Bonnie Leick show the main character, Emma wearing a red dress and a red bow in her hair, along with her wee gentle dog Shu Shu against a white, snowy back
Annette Kerr
Oct 16, 2010 Annette Kerr rated it it was amazing
The King's Christmas List is a lovely childrens' book, wonderfully written by Eldon Johnson and beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Leick. This is the story of a little girl and her dog who are invited to the King's birthday party. After selecting a birthday gift fit for a king, they make their way to the castle. However, their journey is interrupted by the various unfortunate people they meet along the way.
This charming book reminds children and parents the true meaning of Christmas via an enchan
Sep 18, 2010 Kevin rated it really liked it
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When Emma gets an invitation to the King’s birthday party (which also happens to be a Christmas party) in her mailbox, she can’t wait to take him a present. So she goes (with her talking dog, Shu-Shu) on a journey to the King’s castle. On the way there, she meets some needy families and Emma is forced to decide whether or not to give up some of her own items that she loved very much. I don’t want to spoil the story, but Emma ends up learning
Paula Whitehouse
Oct 24, 2013 Paula Whitehouse rated it it was amazing
It is a story about a little girl named Emma and her cute dog Shu-Shu who take a journey to see a king. The message behind the book is about giving, and the type of gifts God loves for us to give. The book is appropriate for all ages up to about 10 years or so, but I'm sure older children would still enjoy it.

The storyline allows for an air of mystery about the trip that Emma and Shu-Shu embark on. Some interesting encounters along the journey opens the mind up to wonderment. The illustrations a
Dec 26, 2010 Chrissy rated it it was amazing

This was a delightful childrens book to review. Emma and her little dog was heading to see the king and give him some wonderful gifts... But as they run into people along the way they find that those people needed their gifts to the king more then he did. When they finally get to the king they learn that the best gift of all was that they helped people along their way.

Emma had learned the true meaning of Christmas that its not what gifts you receive but what you can do to help and give your time
Jo Linsdell
Oct 22, 2010 Jo Linsdell rated it really liked it
The King’s Christmas List is a wonderful tale of a little girl called Emma and her dog shu-shu who enter into a magical world where they receive an invitation to attend the Kings birthday party on Christmas.

They take the King a cake they baked themselves but on the way meet a lady and her child and give it to them to stop them being hungry. As they continue their journey they meet a poor family with a small daughter who has lost her toy and Emma gives the girl her own teddy bear.

They arrive at t
Ruth Sophia
Dec 15, 2014 Ruth Sophia rated it liked it
A nice story (that's an advertisement)

I liked the message to children that Christmas is not about getting gifts, and I liked how it emphasized that whatever you do to the least of these is a gift to Jesus. I thought it fell short in that it never mentioned Gods gift to us (salvation) and how that is the best gift ever. The book also felt a little cheapened by feeling like an advertisement at the end where it leads into two organizations you can give to to help others in need. Not that I have a
Sep 28, 2010 Lynn rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lynn by: Booksneeze
Young Emma and her dog, Shu-Shu, are magically invited to the King's birthday party and royal Christmas celebration. On their way Emma shows her generous heart and at the King's palace suprises await her.
The story is engaging and the illustrations are colourfully detailed allowing even very young children to be captivated by Emma's adventures. The message of giving is predominate and, although the event is Christmas, the theme makes this story readable for any season.
Kathy Chung
Apr 02, 2011 Kathy Chung rated it it was amazing
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This is a lovely tale that not only reminds children about the true meaning of Christmas but also teaches children to be generous and considerate.

I love this book for it's beautiful illustration and simple language. Love it when Mamarazzi read it for my bedtime story.

I give this book full marks
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Courtney Moyer
Dec 11, 2014 Courtney Moyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great children's story with the REAL meaning of Christmas

Kindle version pictures are really small. Story content is imaginative entertaining and true to God's love for us. Jesus is the reason for the season.
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Dec 04, 2015 C Abbott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
My favorite Christmas book!
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Dec 24, 2012 Karencita rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE with children
Recommended to Karencita by: I found it by chance online
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL story for Christmas... teaching your precious children how to LOVE giving.
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