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Book Review: Little Star

December 11, 2010

Title: Little Star

Author: Anthony DeStefano

Illustrator: Mark Elliot

Product Description:  “I think I understand!” Little Star cried out. “The baby Jesus is a king! He’s just little!”

A king is about to be born! The stars in the heavens are competing to shine the brightest to celebrate his birth. But when they see the poor family, the donkey, the shabby stable, the stars all think, That can’t possibly be a king. We’ve been fooled.

All except one. The smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star, is the only one to understand what the king was about to bring to the world. But what can Little Star do for him?

Certain to become a Christmas classic, this delightful tale connects the star atop our Christmas trees to the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus, in the hearts and minds of young children.

During this Advent season, I have been trying to read more Christmas stories to the kids than we normally do.  Little Star is a great addition to that list for us.  My kids all sat and listened intently while I was reading and LOVED the illustrations.  The pictures of Mary and Joseph were beautiful.

We especially liked how the story is centered on Christ and teaches a valuable lesson to give all you have to God…no matter what anyone else says or how small you think your contribution might be.  The kids enjoyed the tie-in with the star on the top of the Christmas tree too.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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