Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Review for The Story of Christmas

Today is another wonderful christmas story. This one is called Read and Share The Story of Christmas by Gwen Ellis and illustrated by Steve Smallman.


The Story of Christmas from the Read and Share™ Bible is a colorful retelling of the birth of Christ and the events surrounding it.

Based on the International Children's Bible, this book begins with the birth of John the Baptist. Next comes the angel appearing first to Mary, then to Joseph, the trip to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, the angel's announcement to the shepherds, the wise men and their gifts, fleeing to Egypt, and at last heading home to Nazareth. The "Can You Retell the Story" activity at the end of the book is a fun way for children to learn to tell the story themselves.


This wonderfully illustrated picture book is a great addition to any Christmas library. The author uses sections of the bible to retell the story of the birth of Jesus. At the bottom of each page the reader is asked questions based on the text so the reader can understand the content better. I really like this because it makes the reader think. This book can be used in a matter of ways for children of all ages to understand the birth of Jesus. The text is simple to understand and the retelling section at the back of the book was a great idea to test the child's comprehension. My children and I enjoyed reading this Christmas story.

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 13, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400314682
ISBN-13: 978-1400314683

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