November 28, 2014

Reviewing "The Christmas Story for Children"

     "The Christmas Story for Children" by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill, and illustrated by Fausto Bianchi, is a neat children's book that can easily be used as a teaching tool in your household all year round. Even though it's called "The Christmas Story", it actually includes the story of Christ's life through his baptism and beginning of his teaching.  It's very Biblically accurate and paraphrases scripture well.  
     There is quite a bit of small print on many of the pages so it seems geared toward a slightly older age group of kids, but reading it out loud to the little ones would probably work well too.  The illustrations are very unique and not necessarily done in a typical children's book style.  I would describe it as a comic book style mixed with Italian Renaissance art. Although I probably would prefer the sheep to look a little cuter, I can see what they were going for style-wise, as it makes this book stand out from the rest.  I would recommend this book to anybody who has young kids in the house and is looking for a tool to tell the story of Christ's birth and start of his ministry.

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