Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#StorytimeChristmasCountdown Day 22: The Story of Christmas for Children

The Story of Christmas for Children
by Erv Gnat
Picture Book

Not accurate

The book is a nice concept of simply explaining the Christmas story to children, but it falls short. The explanation of gift giving falls short. It also makes assumptions about what Mary and Joseph were feeling and the actions of the shepherds that the Scriptures do not tell us. The magi arrive at the stable, instead of a few years later, which is an unfortunate but common mistake in the retelling of the story. The story is told in rhyme and the illustrations hearken back closer to the 50's, though with a slightly 80's flair.

It's not a bad book, it's just not an outstanding one.

3 stars.

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