I absolutely LOVED this book!! Though this book was written for children, it is a heartwarming and wonderful story for everyone. There are positive messages throughout … like Nicki, the little girl who has a passion for trucks, has strength, and self-assurance, a heart of gold that cares for everyone – a little girl so full of Christmas spirit that it’s magical.
All the characters are wonderfully created with feeling, fun, and lots of love.
This is L. M. Williams’ first children’s book, I applaud you, and hope there will be more to follow. I urge everyone to get this book whether you have children or not, but especially if you do – it is a MUST read.
If you’re looking for a new twist on Christmas delivering a punch and sending out the feel of the season, then look no further. Nicki Noel is a smart, curious eight-year-old; she's not your typical little girl, however, she loves Christmas and trucks. In fact, her attraction to trucks is as crucial to her existence as breathing. She's never questioned this strong desire until she is faced with saving Christmas— not just for Christmas day but for the magic and spirit which the season brings and guides goodwill for the sake of humanity.
L.M. Williams truly captures the essence of the season in his work, Nicki Noel and the Curious Christmas Truck. He captures his audience through the muse of Nicki but weaves in the intricate motifs of snowflakes, hot chocolate, and believing even when others attempt to paint doubt. Williams sends several strong thematic messages beginning with one should not be pigeon holed by their gender, and the will to succeed should be one's driving force. Each scene is built with attributes palpable to the young readers and laced with plenty of adult interludes to bring about a wide variety of playfully written scenes using humor, suspense, foreshadowing, and a plethora of figurative language tactics which only further enhance the spirit of the season. Nicki Noel and the Curious Christmas Truck is sure to encourage your children to sit down and read a delightful tale which will be a go to for years to come as they embrace Nicki and her undying love for trains and the magic of the season.