Friday, December 9, 2016

Advent Reads Day 9: No Room at the Inn by Jean M. Malone

Welcome to Advent Reads!
This is an event I have had on my blog for several years running now.  Each evening I feature a different holiday themed book. Think of it as your Book Advent Calendar! I post a variety of holiday books including romance, children's, middle-grade, mystery, paranormal, and I try to find some that are other holiday celebrations than Christmas too. I hope you will stop by each evening to see what new book I have for you!
Synopsis: "The story of the first Christmas is a favorite with Christians worldwide. And it isn?t just a holiday story. The Nativity story is taught at vacation Bible schools, Sunday schools and in Christian homes all year. Packed with beautiful illustrations, this title is perfect for kids who are starting to read on their own!"

My Review: This book contains the classic nativity story that is taught in Christian churches and homes. I think it does a great job of simplifying the story but for a level 2 early reader it should have been shortened quite a bit more, maybe leave out the conception and make that a separate book as the young readers will loose interest with so much text on the page. Thankfully with it being such a well known story it will be easy for young readers to figure out words as they will have most likely heard the story before.
My Rating: While this story is very familiar to many children out there, this book is just a little too much for young level 2 readers, they may get discourage by all the text and length of the story.  I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.


  1. I wish these reader levels were more consistent. I'd love to get a good nativity story for Gnome.

    1. It really is frustrating that each brand/publisher has their own idea as to the levels. I will look through my books and see if I have a good one to suggest for Gnome. I know I have some pretty good board books but like you it is hard to find picture books/ reader books.