Based on a South American Christmas folktale, A Gift for the Christ Child offers a heartwarming message about the importance of giving. Two young boys travel a long way on foot from their modest home in the mountains to the big church in town to make the family Christmas offering. Along the way, they are challenged to be courageous, resourceful, and self-giving when they meet an older woman in need. This meaningful story offers a lesson in the importance of generosity and sacrifice and provides parents with an excellent opportunity to balance the overemphasis often placed on receiving rather than giving during the Christmas season. Ages 4 to 8.