I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
The First Christmas, by Janice Green and illustrated by Violet Vandor, tells the account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Adults and children alike will enjoy snuggling up to share these thirteen colorful scenes and the engaging discussion questions as this timeless story unfolds. Even older readers may be surprised to learn something new as they read again of the Messiah’s birth.
This is a great book! I really enjoyed flipping through the neatly illustrated pages and reading this beautiful story in a new way. Janice did not leave anything out of the story of our Savior, including Mary’s cousin Elizabeth and her husband Zachariah. There are thought provoking questions at the end of every page to help engage the young audience, therefore making it an excellent read-aloud. I also enjoyed looking over the content at the back of the book.
I can’t see any “downs” in this book other than it is not recommended to extremely young children (under 2 or 3), as it may not keep their attention.
Overall, I recommend this book to parents of youngsters or even too nursery workers at churches or parents’ day out, as the interactions would be great for a group of kids!