Phil Haussler, an indie book publisher and father of three boys, wrote a guest blog for momaha.
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We’re starting a new advent tradition this Christmas season: we’re wrapping up 24 different Christmas themed children’s picture books and opening one each night.
This combines a few of our three boys’ favorite things: opening gifts, reading, and all things Christmas.
We already have a few classic Christmas-themed books on the shelf. And to limit the stress (and the cost) of rounding out the 24 books, we’re checking out lots of books from the public library. Then our family’s ace wrapper – mom – will wrap them in simple brown grocery bags and hang a number on each “gift” ( …right, honey, you’re wrapping them? Right?).
Among the 24 children’s books will be one that I wrote. In my spare time (ha!), I run a personalized children’s book publisher named MarbleSpark. We just released our newest book, “Twas The Mouse Who Saved Christmas,” a re-imagined version of the classic Christmas poem – but this version puts your child into the story. It’s the story of a mischievous mouse named Pipp Squeak, who accidentally rips a name – your child’s name – from Santa’s list and her quest to fix the mistake before Christmas.
And since each of our three boys has their own – that’s three fewer books to find for our children’s book advent calendar!
Phil is a busy guy. Learn more about him in “Every kid’s book,” an Omaha World-Herald story and photo snapshots of him below.
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