Anna’s great-aunt Olga has collected Christmas postcards all her life. She’s ninety-five, and many of the cards are very old. The holidays are the perfect time for Aunt Olga to share her postcards and her memories with her favorite niece. Decked out in red, Aunt Olga is ready for fun as she teaches Anna how to write her very own Christmas rhymes. Written with warmth and huAnna’s great-aunt Olga has collected Christmas postcards all her life. She’s ninety-five, and many of the cards are very old. The holidays are the perfect time for Aunt Olga to share her postcards and her memories with her favorite niece. Decked out in red, Aunt Olga is ready for fun as she teaches Anna how to write her very own Christmas rhymes. Written with warmth and humor, this lovely story is a perfect starting point for discussions of the “olden days”, as well as a charming introduction to the joys of collecting....
|Title||:||Aunt Olga's Christmas Postcards|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
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Aunt Olga's Christmas Postcards Reviews
This one I definitely loved more than my 3 1/2 y/o who could hardly sit for a page or 2. There are tons of old Christmas postcards on each page, which was my favorite part of it by far. The story itself is a little weak and I didn't get all warm-and-fuzzy about the poetry. I'd have a hard time identifying an appropriate age group for this one too, since it has far too many words at least for my preschooler. Maybe a school-ager with an "old soul" would get it. Otherwise, I think it's for adults.
Excellent book. I use this to introduce children to the concepts of postcards. Then, children are asked to supply a digital picture of their house. They then digitally decorate the house for Christmas, and we print them at Wal-Mart. The pictures (4x6) are the exact size to glue index cards on the back. Students then write postcard messages on the back and send them to someone else. A great mesh of digital technologies, literature, and the real world.
4.5 This is a wonderfully special book for me. It's about Christmas and poetry and aging and familial grandparent-type/child relationship. Its about memories and art and poems that both rhyme and don't rhyme. There's quite a bit of text, but not so much that snuggling with a child older than a toddler and a gingerbread cookie wouldn't remedy!
This is a delightful book. Aunt Olga is 95-years-old and has an old Christmas postcard collection. Every Yuletide season she brings out her collection to share with her favorite niece, Anna.Aunt Olga shares memories of who sent the postcard to her and teaches Anna how to write Christmas rhymes. The postcard illustrations help to tell the story.The story is not the usual Santa Claus or snow themed plot. The postcards are beautiful and are replicas of originals. This book would add to the any postcard collector's library. I found the story to be touching and sentimental.There is a "A Note on Christmas Postcards" on the last page giving more information. Plus a secret green envelope inside the back cover!
A lovely, poetic, whimsical and inspirational Christmas picture book. The vintage postcards and quirky drawings are delightful and ... there's a secret envelope tucked inside the back cover! The fashion images on the postcards on pages 9 to 11 (my numbering) are stunning. The narrative is admittedly thin, but the visual beauty more than makes up for it. I am not sure what age group would like this book, but I recommend highly for nostalgic adults, aspiring poets & artists and creative kids. You'll wish you had an Aunt Olga, too. There's something magical about this book, just like there is about Christmas.
I was given this book as a gift because I'm a postcard collector. This could be a nice way to introduce the hobby to kids, but I don't care for the story. The girl has a nice attitude toward her aunt, but the parents seem fairly mean-spirited. Dad honks the horn when he comes to pick up his daughter! Talk about poor manners!
This was wonderful. It introduced poetry and postcards in a beautiful way. The old postcards pictures on each page are from the author's personal collection. It was a fun look into Christmas greetings of the past. My five-year-old and I loved it - though I probably liked it more.
A fun story of a niece and her great aunt who collects postcards. The author shares many old fashioned postcards in the story.