By Maria Grazia Boldorini
Review by: Yvonne
This big board book was the
first book my husband and I bought for our daughter to tell her about
the Christmas story. She was 2 years old at the time and she is now
eight, which shows me that if it is still available it must be worth
having! Big bright and beautiful is how I would describe this book. The
story starts long ago, as Mary rode upon a donkey, on her way to
Bethlehem with her husband. Mary was expecting a baby, a special baby,
God’s son. Meanwhile in a nearby field an angel appears to some
shepherds and tells them "Tonight the Christ child is born!".
They traveled towards the town to find the new born babe. Far, far away,
three wise kings notice a big bright star and realize that a great king
is born. They immediately follow the star to find the baby as well. When
the wise men and the shepherds find the Baby Jesus, he is in a stable,
lying in the hay. They have gifts for him and they praise him. "Joy
to the world" they say "Peace on Earth."
This is the
story of Baby Jesus. Remarkable pictures and use of color make this an
awesome book to share with children from the ages of birth to five years
old. Early readers will enjoy reading this one by themselves, or for
grandma and grandpa on Christmas day.