"The simple, but special, Christmas celebrated in this heartwarming story is one that I yearn for. In the style of her first book, Thanksgiving in the Woods, Phyllis Alsdurf takes us back to the true spirit of Christmas and invites us to step through the doors of a little red barn, where we are reminded what this holiday should really be about: giving, generosity, friendship, and family. If you buy only one Christmas picture book this year, make it this one."
A Simple Christmas on the Farm
When a little girl finds out her family is planning a "simple" Christmas this year, she's not so sure about it. But soon she gets into the spirit of simplicity and generosity by making presents and Christmas decorations with her parents and grandparents on their family farm. She and her mama share Christmas cookies with friends they meet, inviting everyone to join them for Christmas in their little red barn.
Warm and heartfelt, this story invites children and families to imagine an inclusive Christmas, focusing on the simple pleasures of connection, community, and the care and generosity shared by making things by hand. Step-by-step directions for creating three handmade Christmas gifts are included at the end of the book. A Simple Christmas on the Farm is an inspired companion to author Phyllis Alsdurf's bestselling Thanksgiving in the Woods, a picture book based on the real-life story of a family that celebrates Christmas in the woods in Upstate New York.