Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review & Giveaway: "Where Jesus Slept"

Review & Giveaway of Where Jesus Slept

Children's book!  Giveaway!!!  to enter, leave like & comment on facebook or instagram for chance to win or follow my blog and tell me that you are following in a comment. 
Giveaway to end on Nov. 15, 2016 at noon. 

Written by:  Norma Lewis 
Illustrated by:  Katy Hudson


“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.

My Review: This is the cutest Christmas story book I've seen in a long time! The repetition of the rhyme and building of it is so appealing to little ones. They can easily and quickly memorize the repetitive verses and say them along with whoever is reading it to them. I shared this with several little ones, from babies to older preschoolers. The youngest ones enjoyed listen to the verses: "This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept. This is the stable that sheltered the cow that shared the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept......" The youngest ones had a fun time looking at the pictures while I made the sounds of the animals in illustrations and pointed out certain things illustrated while repeating the verse to them which made them laugh! Older ones were able to engage in the story while pointing to and naming parts of illustrations and asking questions. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. They could be framed paintings in an art museum. They did not include too many things so that the children were overwhelmed. 

 This book was a gift and a review was welcomed but not required.  

About the Author:

Norma Lewis is the author of ten books, including Connecting the Coasts:  The Race to Build the Transcontinental Railroad and Kasey's River Song.  She lives in Grand Haven, Michigan, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag.  When Scalawag isn't busy living up to his name, they both love spending time with her six grandchildren.

Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, and started her career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls?  Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead.  The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in Illustration, Katy embarked on a career illustrating books, including All Things Bright and Beautiful, The many Carrots, and Bear and Duck.  Katy works at a deck in a studio in an old library and likes to tap dance in her spare time.

1 comment:

  1. I love Christmas books and this looks like such a sweet one. Would be delighted to win it! I follow this blog.


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