There is just something about Christmas that brings a smile to my face. If I really take time to write down all that makes me smile, I am certain I would see a trend in my answers–my kids. That magic that you see in their eyes is priceless! I love being able to spend time with them going out and looking at the beautiful lights and attending their holiday shows at church and school. But by far there is one thing that I LOVE and LOOK forward to year after year–the reading of the Christmas story. We are getting to a place now where they can say what happened all on their own. That brings such sweet smiles to our faces.
If you go to the book store or Amazon to purchase books on the Christmas story, you know that there are a variety of books available that tell this precious story! I know if you look at our shelves, you will find a wide variety of adaptions of this story. Recently I was sent this beautiful copy by Norma Lewis. She is the author of ten books and lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.
“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.
We are looking forward to saving this book on Christmas Eve, our yearly tradition. I know the children will LOVE Katy Hudson’s beautiful illustrations.
If you are looking for a new copy of the Christmas story to share with your little ones aged 4 to 7, this is the book for you! You can purchase it right here on Amazon.
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