It’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas but I suppose it doesn’t hurt to be organized…
This review is by a Christian mom from the states…
These brightly colored picture books tell the story of Christ’s advent, beginning with the angel’s visit to Mary and ending with the flight to Egypt. They are a good read-aloud books for preschoolers and could be read independently by some five and six year olds.
These books not only get the biblical facts straight, but also are theologically sound and consistent. Each book asks the young reader to consider what earthly kings are like (for example, “If you were a king, you’d sleep in a palace and wear wonderful clothes”), and then asserts that “Jesus is a different King. He is a better King. He is the best King.” (Mary and Joseph Love Jesus). Each book ends with a brief application emphasizing that Jesus came to save us from sin. Jesus “came to die on a cross and not to fight with a sword. If you love him, he will give you a life that will never end.” (Simeon and Anna See Jesus).
I will read these books to my children and buy them as gifts for others.
OPC, Glenside, Pennsylvannia
New Horizons, December 2006