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"A smaller percentage of 17 year olds saw adults reading in their homes in 1999 than in 1984."
Summary: This is the story of Christmas. The Christmas story told at a toddler's level of understanding.
Type of Reading: Family reading, Playtime reading
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 1 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child 21 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: This story was accompanied by simple illustrations that conveyed emotion a toddler relates to--especially the pictures of baby Jesus and his Mommy and Daddy and all the places they traveled.
Adult Reader Reaction: This was a nice story book of the Christmas story. Some of it required some supplemental explanation, but overall it is a book that will be a classic at the Christmas season.
Pros: A simple, yet engaging version of the Christmas story.
Cons: In the author's efforts to simplify the story, it can get a bit confusing (e.g. its not clear that the angel told Mary that she would have a child And that Mary had a choice.)
Borrow or Buy: Buy, this is a good way to convey the Christmas story to babies and toddlers
Educational Themes: It explains how Christmas came to be, in its true form.
Notes: This book is available at www.UsborneBooks.com. You can also contact your local Usborne Home Consultant to place an order for you.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - Christmas Bible story
Date(s) Reviewed: November 2003
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