Book Reviews of A Child Was Born

A Child Was Born
ISBN-13: 9780439140874
ISBN-10: 0439140870
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 32
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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An Easy to Read story of the birth of Baby Jesus.
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A beautiful first nativity book for little ones! Big on beautiful illustrations, few words, much rhyme! Perfect, perfect 1st book for the season of remembering Christ's birth!
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Beautiful gift book.
Now is the time to share with your young children the story of Jesus' birth. A Child Was Born: A First Nativity Book, written by Grace Maccarone and illustrated by Sam Williams, tells the story of Jesus' birth. Written in rhyme, the short verses introduce young children to the New Testament story.

Here's a sample:
Mary and Joseph
arrived at night,
in a city asleep
and locked up tight.

Short verses, like this one, relate the events of that blessed night: Mary and Joseph's arrival in Bethlehem (although the city's name is never mentioned); Jesus' birth in the stable; the Angels announcing the birth to the Shepherds; and the Wise Men bearing gifts.

The watercolor illustrations are kid-friendly, with amusing animals and charming, cherubic angels.

What I Like: I like the short verses and the illustrations. The illustrations will capture a child's attention and the short verses will keep them interested.