Christmas Library Collection

This week we borrowed a new pile of books from our local library, some were old favourites which we borrow each year and others were new titles for us.

The Donkey’s Christmas Song – Nancy Tafuri
A baby was born in a stable and each of the animals welcomed Him. Simple text, crisp pictures, perfect for a 1 year old up. 5 Star

Stable in Bethlehem – Joy N Hulme
The Nativity in counting rhyme, 12 drowsy doves are cooing, 11 cows are mooing. Simple text suitable for little ones, sweet, soft pictures.
4.5 Star

Silent Night, Holy Night – Joseph Mohr
The well known Christmas carol illustrated.  Soft, sweet pictures.
3 Star

A Christmas Journey – Brian Wildsmith
Mary and Joseph leave for Bethlehem and Mary’s cat and dog follow.  Along the journey they gather a host of animals together including a fox, goat and bear. All end up paying homage to the newborn King.  Wildsmith’s familiar illustrations, however some of our children declared it, “too weird” and were not engaged. 3 Star

The Christmas Angel – Hans Wilhelm
The littlest angel has ‘written’ a song for Baby Jesus and wishes to bring his gift to Jesus.  Sweet story, but didn’t really grab me. 2.5 Star

Christmas – Jan Pienkowski
Nativity story in exact Bible text, illustrations in silhouette   Our children found the silhouette too dark, hence our low rating. 2 Star

The Gift – Penny Matthews
A plain bear and a gorgeous plush crocodile are passed over in the toy shop as all the Christmas toys are selected first.  Brown Bear makes a gift to his friend.  Sweet, generous story, attractive pictures.  Not overly Christmassy, 3.5 Star

The Third Gift – Linda Sue Park
A young boy and his father harvest ‘tears’ of resin. At the marketplace they sell the resin known as myrrh to three strangers,  who buy it as a gift for a baby.  Beautiful illustrations, intriguing storyline.  4 Star

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