31 December Days, 31 Books. Today, let’s listen to the Song of the Camels.

31 December Days, 31 Books. Today, let’s listen to the Song of the Camels…

Reading books around the holidays is always a special way to settle in, settle down, settle up the day. Each of 31 Days in December, I will be recommending a picture book to read to/with your kids of any age. Remember that the older kids love to settle in with you, with a book, too. It re-creates memories and creates new memories.

Each book I recommend is one I’ve read over and over and over again with my kids and/or now with my grandkids. I guarantee the magical.

Song of the Camels ~ by Elizabeth Coatsworth and illustrated by Anna Vojtech –



Song of the Camels is a haunting and evocative Christmas poem by noted children’s poet Elizabeth Coatsworth, told from the perspective of the Wise Men’s camels as they follow by a dream and a star to a child and his mother in  Bethlehem. Anna Vojtech’s oil paintings, as elegant as the verse, create a treasure of a Christmas book as we cross the desert with the camels and their noble masters.

A wonderful December stop with your kids is your local library or bookstore… maybe to hear the Song of the Camels.


Sharon Couto graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in Education/English and holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Reading/Education from Boston University. Sharon was a high school English Teacher & Reading Specialist for 30 years. She has 4 adult children, 4 in-law children and 11 beautiful grandchildren. Promoting Literacy is Sharon’s mission.

Reading aloud to your kids & grandkids is a wonderful and proven way to improve vocabulary and increase reading comprehension and thinking skills by connecting directly with a book… its words, its story, its message, its magic. The more books in early childhood, the greater the chances of reading success. Enjoy!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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