11/12/2009

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The Story of Christmas
Story retold by Gwen Ellis
Illustrated by Steve Smallman
2007, 2009
Thomas Nelson

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

A lovely presentation of the Christmas story.  This book and dvd combo will make a lovely gift for a small child for Christmas. 

The Christmas story retold by Gwen Ellis, on the level for littles, with very bright simplistic art, makes this truly a wonderful book.  Broken into chapters as the Bible is, it explores the characters of the Christmas story, beginning with Zachariah, the birth of John the Baptist, the angelic visitation to Mary and Joseph, the birth of Jesus, the angels appearing to the Shepherds, the Shepherds visiting the baby, the Wiseman, and fleeing to Egypt.  At the end of the book, there are pages of pictures and prompting for the children to retell the story. 
This book is a delight to me and I am sure will be to other parents and to children also.  $10.99 US 4 star rating. 

This book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment was received for this review.

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