September 24, 2010
A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker - Good Read
With uncomplicated, yet very cute illustrations, this retelling of the Christmas story in rhyming verses from a child's perspective is simply adorable. I enjoyed the inclusion of all the characters from the story, and I especially loved how the story includes the Wise Men, without improperly placing them at the stable in Bethlehem. I also loved how the story emphasizes the true reason for the season of Christmas on the first page, where the child says, “So this, my Christmas prayer, is not for toys and dolls - it’s thanking You for Christmas gifts, You’ve given to us all.”
My two-year old also approves of this book and it will definitely be one of the stories we pull out at Christmas-time for years to come.
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Many thanks to Tommy Nelson for providing this book to me for free. They did not ask for a positive review, merely an honest one.