Gifts of the Heart

Written by Patricia Polacco
Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Reviewed by Kieran N. (age 9)

It was a few days before Christmas on the farm. Patricia and her brother Richie wanted to get gifts for their mom and grandpa. But they had no money, so their babysitter told them about gifts of the heart. Will they find a gift for their mom and grandpa and give from their hearts?

My favorite part was when they saw the hoof prints on the roof. That part was really exciting to me. I can relate because I once saw a sign of Santa. Another way I can relate to this book is part of my family is from a farm. Have you ever seen a sign of Santa?

I recommend this book because it has lots of emotion in it. I recommend it for eight to twelve year olds. One thing that is interesting is when Patricia and Richie find the bell from Santa`s sleigh in their back yard.

Kieran N. is a student in Mrs. Ruffolo's 3rd Grade Class