Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Christmas Stable" Review

About the Book:

Author:  Juliet David       Illustrator:  Marie Allen

Uncover all sorts of hidden surprises as Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem. This giant flap book is perfect for little hands and curious minds, with over thirty flaps to peek under. Illustrated in a clean, bright art style, the strong primary colors stimulate interactive learning.
Click here for more information about this book and to see an excerpt.
My Take:
This is a nice little book for the Christmas season that is also a Lift-the-Flap book. Mary and Joseph journey to Bethlehem and Jesus is born. The illustrations in this board book are nice. They have bright colors and are not too cartoon-y.
While there are several flaps to lift on each page, the flaps do not really have much to do with the story. In other words, the flaps don't 'interact' with the story very much. You read about Joseph and Mary journeying to Bethlehem and lift a flap on that page to find a butterfly or a rabbit. Cute, but not really related to the story.
My daughter liked lifting the flaps, though, and we liked the picture of the animals and the manger.
I will give Christmas Stable ... 3 BookWorms.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications as a review copy. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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