Tuesday, November 17

The Story of Christmas


I know it's early, but we found a great addition to our Advent celebrations this year. The Story of Christmas by Gwen Ellis is a sweet book written for 4-7 year olds and my girls have loved it. The book begins with the story of Zechariah, told simply but sweetly for little ears. Each 2 page spread also includes a little discussion box to help listeners become involved with the story. It progresses through the Christmas story, the escape to Egypt, and the return home. Very well done. Few children's Christmas story books cover the entire story so simply or so thoroughly.

The illustrations are delightful, though the noses really seemed to stand out on the characters...a small thing for most, but very distracting for me. Happily, my daughters don't seem to suffer from my hang-ups.

While the girls enjoyed reading the book, their favorite part of this book is the fact that it came with a DVD with bible stories about the life of Jesus. The animated DVD is as endearing as the book and runs for 17 minutes. The DVD is also a DVD-ROM and includes coloring pages!

I'm shelving the book for now, but it will only be a few more weeks before we pull it out again for Christmas!

*Disclosure: Mama Buzz and reviewers, received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.


Nezzy said...

I love Christmas stories. I hate the fact that I lost the diamond out of my wedding set today. {SIGH}

Have a fantastic day, love ya!!!

Jenn said...

Oh, NO! I've done that before! NOT fun! I'm so sorry! Love you!

wedogmomma said...

Had to click on the photobucket link to see the book cover and My O MY those are some schnauzes!!

but thanks for the recommend :D

Andrea said...

That book looks really cute - and I see what you mean about the noses! ROFL!

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