LISTEN TO THE SILENT NIGHT by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Dutton; 9780525422761; October 13, 2011; Ages 3 & up; $16.99)
It was not such a silent night when Baby Jesus was born. From the baa, baa, baa of sheep to the flut-flut-flutter of angel wings, it was actually quite noisy! Here, from CBA bestseller Dandi Daley Mackall, is the story of the first Christmas, using the sounds of that miraculous night to really bring the story to life. With rich, gorgeous paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, this reverent retelling of the nativity is sure to become an essential part of every Christmas collection.
This is a beautifully written story! It will draw children in as they imagine all the sounds that were going on Christmas Eve night. You'll hear about the "flut-flut-flutter of angel wings" the "rap, tap, tap" on the inn door" and so much more! It really helped the story of Jesus' birth come alive for me! This would be a great way to teach your children about the real meaning behind Christmas in a way that will captivate them. The illustrations in the book are stunning and sure to get their attention!
This book is still a little wordy for Maggie at 20 months, but I think children 3-7 years would love it! If you'd like to add it to your library, you can purchase this book at Amazon.com or try to win it in a little Christmas giveaway!
*This is not a paid posting. Thanks to the company for the complimentary review and giveaway items.*