This Is Christmas

077378The latest title in Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts board book series is This Is Christmas. Told in present tense, the story begins with Joseph and Mary going to Bethlehem:

This is the road to Bethlehem,
its hills go up and down.
The long and winding, bumpy road
brings people into town.

As readers turn the colorful  pages, they meet Mary and Joesph, a donkey, a cow, and a sheep. They are also introduced to shepherds, angels, and Baby Jesus. Other pages highlight bright stars, the wise men on camels, and the gifts they bring. The final spread features a modern-day boy and girl holding gifts in front of a Christmas tree, with text that explains how and why we celebrate Christmas today.

The final verse sums up the main message of the story:

And as we celebrate the joy,
of Baby Jesus’ birth,
we know God gave the greatest gift
by sending Him to earth. 

The six-inch square board book is just right for toddler hands and would fit very nicely into a Christmas stocking! The full-page, endearing illustrations by Luke Flowers will capture a child’s attention while the story is being read.

This simple, yet meaningful story will help young children understand the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, and remind them of what this holiday is really about.

Here’s to Christmas, board books, and little hearts. 


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