Gail Welborn of the Seattle Examiner wrote a wonderful review/article about HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS.
CAROL HEYER'S original story of a surprise gift from Humphrey, a grumpy, albeit loveable camel, to a “most beauteous and exalted king” makes a perfect addition to any family’s Christmas library. With a children's story about a gift from the heart that carries a surprise ending and important Christmas message about the true meaning of Christmas in its closing pages.
THE FIREFLIES BLOG continues to feature HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS, with a new article/craft, Humphrey Blanket Ornaments. These beautiful sculptures were created by the Mini Monets! You can see some of the art works in these pictures!
Humphrey's Blanket Ornament - Mini Monets Create!
After reading the absolutely adorable book Humphrey's First Christmas by Carol Heyer, the Mini Monets [my First Fridays' Art Workshop students] created Humphrey's most prized possession... his blanket! And this is not just any ordinary blanket - this is a blanket fit for a King! As we read about this heart-warming camel with his silly grin and his schemes to obtain a new carpet blanket, the students discussed how they would feel, meeting baby Jesus for the first time.
Rachel Skavil a member of the Fireflies' blog team. Fireflies is featuring HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS all month on their site! The sculptures above are actually cupcake toppers made out of fondant! I don't know how you could ever munch on them, because they are such amazing sculptures!!! Click on the photo above to go to Rachel's Etsy page.
Recipes - The Fireflies' team believes that cooking with children is one of the easiest ways to reinforce social, emotional and academic skills. We LOVE cooking with children and Rachel Skavil will share her favorite kitchen adventures for parents and their children.
Carrying one of the three wise men who are bringing gifts of gold, frankincen_se, and myrrh to the baby Jesus, one would think that Humphrey would be full of joy. Instead, this regal beast of kings is grumpy, grumbling and disgruntled! Why, he's even complaining about his name, thinking -
and Exalted King of All should be my name...
I'm a writer/illustrator of children's books and fantasy! Love my family, friends, goofy camels, and nutty dogs.