Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent Stories Day 8: The Christmas Star

Welcome to the Advent Story event I am having here on Eastern Sunset Reads this Christmas season.
Every family has their own personal Holiday traditions, and many of them include those advent calendars that have the little chocolates or toys behind each door as you count to Christmas Day. Well in my family we had a Advent Candle instead. Each night we would light the candle and as it burned that day away we would read a special Christmas story or poem. So I decided to bring that tradition to all of you.
Most of the books will be Children's books as I share this tradition with Munchkin for the first time, but I will also have some After Dark specials and maybe a few fiction, romance and young adult books too as time allows. I will also feature a favorite Christmas song each day. So please join me and share some of your favorite traditions, songs and stories this holiday season!

Synopsis: "Follow the shining star as it guides shepherds, kings, and all the animals of the forest to the stable where the Holy child lies. Now available in a sturdy board book edition, this glittering Nativity, by the author of "The Rainbow Fish," is a perfect Christmas gift for the entire family to share."

My Review: This is a nice Christian story for Christmas. You get to follow the star, which doesn't often take center stage. I enjoyed reading it to Munchkin. The issue is the illustrations, they are very artistic, watercolor like but they aren't bold enough for young children to be able to focus on. There is some shimmery spots through out to catch their eyes but they still can't really focus on something.

My Rating: I give this one a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag. Its a nice story but the illustrations just aren't up to par for the little ones.


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