- Book Style: Christmas Storybook for children
- Reading Level: 2 (Read with Help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Colorful, cartoonish, cute
- Age Target: 2-8 Years of Age
Too Many Lights, Too Many Trees is a Christmas storybook for children and toddlers that’s especially made for children with sensory-related disabilities. This includes children with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities of these types. As you might imagine, the Christmas season could be an incredibly difficult time for a child with something such as Autism, and this book seeks to help children with just that. It’s great to see an author (Eleisa Walker) focus on children like this and I’m happy to be able to have an advance look at the book here on Kids Fun Channel.
As you read through the book, you can see that the author has an innate sense of just what it means to have one of these disabilities. She describes the difficulty behind seeing all of the lights, trees, and other sights that come with Christmas time. Eleisa puts us in the shoes of someone struggling with this, as she writes the book from the position of true understanding. Now, you as a parent of one of a child who has a sensory-related disability, will find this incredibly helpful with relating to your child.
Not only that, but your child will start to feel understood. Not only by you, but the world in general. I think whether or not you have a disability or have struggled with something greatly in your life, we can all relate to wanting to be understood. This book does just that in a short 30 pages.
What’s more, I found the illustrations to be extremely cute and colorful. As it’s a Christmas book, our author has made sure that the entire book is magical and full of color. She’s built fantastic Christmas scenes, complete with all of the characters we’re used to seeing at Christmas time.
Speaking of the characters, it’s hard not to think they’re incredibly cute…even as they struggle with some of the holiday season. Santa Claus is pretty cute with his skinny legs and his large belly, while Frosty’s worried look makes him incredibly relateable.
All in all, this book is fun, cute, colorful, and has a very important reason for existing. There’s nothing more that we like to do than help children here at Kids Fun Channel, and this book does that. What’s more, it does it in a way that helps everybody learn. From the parent reading, to the child listening and/or reading, there’s a lot of learning going on about these sensory-related disabilities.
Now then, if you’d like to look at picking up a copy of Too Many Lights, Too Many Trees, by Eleisa Walker, here are the most important links you’ll need!
Until next time, Smash, Crash, and Learn!