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Book Review Christmas Book Little Star by Anthony DeStefano

11/9/10


Summary from publisher:

“I think I understand!” Little Star cried out. “The baby Jesus is a king! He’s just little!”
 
A king is about to be born! The stars in the heavens are competing to shine the brightest to celebrate his birth. But when they see the poor family, the donkey, the shabby stable, the stars all think, That can’t possibly be a king. We’ve been fooled.

All except one. The smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star, is the only one to understand what the king was about to bring to the world. But what can Little Star do for him? 

Certain to become a Christmas classic, this delightful tale connects the star atop our Christmas trees to the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus, in the hearts and minds of young children.


About the Author:



Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of A Travel Guide to HeavenTen Prayers God Always Says Yes ToThis Little Prayer of Mine, and I Just Can't Take it Anymore!  

About the Illustrator:


Mark Elliott's brilliant illustrations have appeared in many picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine's ever popular Princess Tales series.  His acclaimed artwork delivers inspiration, wonder, and timeless beauty on every page.


My Review/Thoughts:


I love children's picture books, especially ones with an important message.  As a teacher for ten years, I know the importance of reading out loud to children, especially books that will capture their imaginations and their hearts.  This book is no exception! 


The story is a simple and beautiful perspective on Christ's birth.  Children can relate to the Little Star burning bright and trying his best for the baby King.  And the message is very clear: the sacrifice of love.  


The illustrations are equally amazing.  There are bright and vivid colors that jump out from the darkness of the sky.  I highly recommend this for young children and I look forward to reading this to my little one when she arrives.  


Buy It:


You can purchase Little Star on Amazon.


Disclosure:  Thank you to Anthony DeStefano for sending me a copy for the purpose of review.

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