Sunday, December 19, 2010

December Book-a-Day 19: Humphrey's First Christmas

I was infatuated by the cover of this book, but by the time I'd finished reading it was true love.


If you ever spent any amount of time in the company of camels, they're quick to let you know how cantankerous they are. Humphrey is no different. He's lost his blanket and is rather indignant to be the only one left out in the cold. It's lucky, then, that his master gets him a new one. When he reaches his destination, he's so overcome by wonder that he gives his new blanket to the baby Jesus.

As you can probably surmise, this isn't a classroom book, but if you have little ones at home Humphrey's First Christmas is an entertaining and endearing way to focus on the true meaning of the season.


You can find all sorts of camel related crafts on Who knew there were so many ways to make your own camel! My preference is to the easier cut-and-fold variety of project.

You could even use a scrap of fabric to give your chilly camel his own blanket. And if you scale the project right, your camel could take his blanket as a gift to your household manger scene.

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  1. Hi, would you mind sharing the name of the font in your blog title header for the words, "Second Story"? Thanks!

  2. Hi Patricia, we actually had our header designed by someone so I don't know the name of the font. Sorry!

  3. Thanks. It is simple and kind of whimsical at once; fits your title well!

  4. I'm so happy to hear that you liked my picture book Humphrey's First Christmas! The activity you did is lots of fun and I loved the fact you picked the book up for the art and enjoyed the story too. Thanks for featuring my grumpy camel. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


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