Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? This is a lovely, lyrical retelling of the nativity story. The text invites the reader right into the story: “See this small gray donkey, this long dusty road, this promising star.” Later the reader is invited to use other senses: “Feel the frost on this clear Bethlehem night,” “Hear the cattle lowing….” The luminous digital illustrations perfectly complement the tone of the text. A beautiful addition to the story of the nativity.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a good choice for a Christmas bedtime read.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Holiday Picture Books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: 10/1/17