I have a ritual I follow for my daughter’s birthday every year. Among the birthday gifts I give her, there are always some books. Books rarely figure at the top when it comes to children’s gift ideas, but what makes them a great gift idea is their longevity. They remain fresh for years and the magic they weave lasts a lifetime. I think books are magical and one can never have too many books, can you?
While searching for some books for my four-year old, I chanced upon on this beautiful book called STARS by Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee. The author Mary has used stars as a metaphor to talk about a child’s life. The illustrations by Marla are beautiful and have a serene quality about them.
“Pin a star on your shirt and you can be sheriff
Put a star on a stick and you’ve made a wand.”
The next time you’re thinking about gifts for children, look around for some good books. After all, there’s rarely a child who wouldn’t appreciate a lit bit of magic and fantasy.