Episode: Jingle the Christmas Clown

Buon Natale, little ones!

Merry Christmas!

It’s the Christmas holiday season and Oma has been busy, just like Santa’s elves, preparing for this special season!

Along with all the decorating, wrapping of presents, and baking I have prepared a special story to share with you too!

Jingle the Christmas Clown

written & illustrated by

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) was best known for his books for children. He had a five-decade writing and illustrating career during which he published more than 270 books including My First Passover; which you can find Oma has previously read to you, in her Reading Room too!

Oma loves Mr. dePaola’s stories and Jingle the Christmas Clown is another one of her favorites.

Oma’s dog Helen, does too!

The magic of Christmas prevails in this story of an Italian village that needed to make changes to the traditional Christmas-Eve circus they watched every year. Jingle and his baby animals help everyone to remember how, even though sometimes we must make changes to our traditions, keeping love in our hearts is the most important thing – as they put on a show that no one could ever forget.

Be sure to join Oma in her Reading Room as we share together – Tomie dePaola‘s heart-warming story of a traveling circus and a very special little clown.

Until next time…

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I do hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 

Bye-bye!!

*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this WONDERFULLY WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED book to add to your collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here!

Episode: Fibbed Big

Hello there, little ones!

I have really missed seeing you!

And that’s the TRUTH!

Sadly, sometimes people will tell lies.

But it is SO IMPORTANT to always tell the truth because fibs can affect others and make people feel very bad.

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Episode: The Hallo-Wiener

Oma loves Halloween!

And so does her magical-golden-dog Helen, too.

Because the best part of Halloween is the “dressing-up” we get to do!

A magical lion & her lion-tamer!
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Episode: My Brother Otto

Hello there, little ones!

Welcome back to Oma’s Reading Room –

a place for us to be together,

read together,

and hopefully share a giggle or two!

Did you know the month of April is World Autism month?

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Episode: God Gave Us Easter

Hello there, little ones!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

A

LOT

can happen in just

3 days!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

The best example we have of this

is to

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Episode: My First Passover

Hello there, little ones!

It’s officially Spring time!

And this time of year brings a lot of exciting things with it.

Photo by Jared Don Schaaf

Flowers are popping up from the once hardened Winter soil.

Birds are busy returning to their old habitats, while building new nests for their expanding families!

But most importantly faiths of various denominations are preparing for Special Celebrations.

One such Celebration is Passover!

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