Saturday, December 5, 2015

#StorytimeChristmasCountdown Day 5: The Message of the Birds

The Message of the Birds 
by: Kate Westerlund
Picture Book


I was disappointed with this book. I know its a picture book (& the pictures are definitely the highlight of the work) but it seemed short to me. I was also disappointed in the message of the birds - for the peace on earth, goodwill to men is a message from God to man. Its a message of hope, of redemption. This story totally misses that & makes it about world peace. Yes, a parent can add to the story, but if people don't already know the Christmas story they will be mislead by its retelling here.

Story: 2 stars
Illustrations: 4 stars
Average: 3 stars

To see other books in the #StorytimeChristmasCountdown Collection, click here.

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