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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com December 19, 2017 • Page 11 The Bookworm ... For Kids Here’s Some Santa Books Your Children May Enjoy Kids Christmas Books by various authors and illustrators; “Santa Calls,” © 1993; the others, ©.2017, various prices and page counts ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You’d better watch out. You’d better not cry. Your child knows exactly what comes next, you can bet on it. You can also bet that he’s not about to take anything Santa-related lightly, so why not bring Santa home in a book this holiday season? Try one of these new stories, meant exactly for kids who love read-aloud time: The little one who needs speed and craves All Things Automotive will want you to find “The 12 Sleighs of Christmas” by Sherry Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Jake Parker again and again. It’s the tale of a (gulp!) bustedup sleigh, discovered to be in bad shape with just days to go before the Big Guy takes off. So maybe it’s time for an upgrade up North? The results will have your 3- to 7-year-old motorhead revving his engine for the holidays... Kids generally see Santa in a serious vein, but for the child who likes her holiday with a dose of humor, “Missile Toe: A Very Confused Christmas” by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Marty Kelley is a great book to have around this season. Through silly poems and pictures, your child will get a chance to laugh at Christmas carol parodies and beloved holiday must-haves. No, it’s not disrespectful — it’s hilarious, and elementaryschool kids will eat it up. For slightly older kids (ages 8 to 12, perhaps) who can sit still for a bit longer and who can appreciate beautiful artwork, “Santa Calls” by William Joyce will become an instant classic. Originally published more than twenty years ago but reintroduced now, this is an interactive book about a young boy who gets a call from the North Pole. Who wouldn’t take Santa up on an invitation to the workshop? And so Art Atchinson Aimesworth, his sister, and his best friend head north on an adventure that takes them — and your child — through a fantasy like no other, past guards, “Dark Elves,” and fanciful things that few kids ever get to see. Set at the turn of the last century, this book has an old feel that new audiences will absolutely love. And finally, there’s no better Christmas Eve bedtime book to read aloud than “Good Night, Reindeer” by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illustrated by Marco Bucci. With quiet nighttime pictures in lush twilight colors and sparse, spare words that signify bedtime, this book will make any little one as sleepy as possible the night before the Big Morning. Here, Santa bids “Good Night” to each of his reindeer, as well as to the things in the workshop, thus making sure everyone gets a good nights’ sleep (including your little one). As the tale progresses, your 2-to-6-year-old will get a charming peek into the personalities of eight tiny sleigh-engines, which is adorable, and which sets the tone perfectly. If these books don’t quite fill the bill for your holiday, then ho-ho-hook up with your local bookseller or librarian. There are lots and lots of books for children of every age, every faith and every holiday. As for these four, above, watch out for them. Avery Guess USD Ph.D. Student Focuses On Personal Experiences In New Poetry Book VERMILLION — For Avery Guess, a University of South Dakota Ph.D. student studying English, poetry is both deeply personal and a way of creating art out of experience. Guess, who received a 2015 NEA Fellowship for Poetry, has written a new poetry chapbook called “The Patient Admits.” The book was released in September by Dancing Girl Press, and focuses on what it means to be a survivor of child abuse. “I’ve been working on writing, publishing and reading the poems in ‘The Patient Admits’ for years Want your business to be seen? Get your display ad here! Call 605-665-5884 Or Drop By At 319 Walnut St. Veterans’ Artwork Sought For Creative Arts Competition SIOUX FALLS — The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is inviting area Veterans who want to share their creativity to enter visual art, including woodworking, painting, leatherwork, needlework, paper crafts, sculpture and more for the local Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Veterans who receive care from the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center or one of its five outpatient clinics are eligible to participate and may enter up to two pieces. The pieces must have December 26th Edition been created within the last year Deadline is and be submitted no later than Jan. 12, 2018. Thursday, Dec. 21st at noon Entries will be available for the public’s viewing Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the second floor of the Primary Care addition of January 2nd Edition the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. Judges from the local commuDeadline is nity will name winners, and a Thursday, Dec. 28th at noon reception and awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Veteran artists will have the opportunity The Missouri Valley Shopper will be to enter the National Veterans Creative Arts competition, which closed on Monday, December 25th will take place in Des Moines, and Monday, January 1st. Iowa, from Oct. 28-Nov. 5, 2018. Employees will also display their arts and crafts during the show but will not compete with Veterans. For more information about submitting artwork, contact Shirley Redmond at 605-333-6889 or Diane Larsen at 605-336-3230, Ext. 9-6418. 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