1417641Reviewed by Darin Godby

The Legend of the Candy Cane is a beautiful children’s book from author Lori Walburg and NYT best-selling illustrator Richard Cowdrey.

This is an inspirational story of how we came to experience and love this tasty piece of candy. When a stranger moves into town, people have individual hopes about the type of store he will be opening. They soon learn that this stranger has decided on a candy store. Little Lucy visits the man and helps him unpack the crates and quickly finds all types of candy in various colors, shapes and sizes.

When she finds an unusual peppermint stick with a crook in it she inquires about what it is. This allows the shop owner to tell Lucy a very interesting story about the meaning behind this funny shaped piece of candy. He uses his Bible to tell the story pointing out facts that can only be found there. Then at the end of the book there is a history of the candy cane, helping us to put into perspective the story behind the piece of candy.

I loved the art work provided as it truly made the story jump from the pages. I was so impressed with this book that my family used it on Christmas Day last year as a devotional before we opened our presents. I applaud both the writer and illustrator for such a beautiful piece of work.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

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