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THE CHRISTMAS STORY (Usborne Young Bible Tales)

Author: Heather Amery

Illustrator: Norman Young

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Publisher: EDC Publishing. Tulsa, OK 1998

Material: hard cover

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, read aloud

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

If You Liked This Book, Try: BABY JESUS (Baby's First Bible Stories)   BABY'S FIRST PRAYERS: GOD LISTENS WHEN WE PRAY (FIRST BIBLE COLLECTION)  

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 - picture book, Christmas, Christian

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2003

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