Book Reviews of The Crippled Lamb (5th Anniversary Edition)

The Crippled Lamb (5th Anniversary Edition)
The Crippled Lamb - 5th Anniversary Edition
Author: Max Lucado, Jenna Lucado, Andrea Lucado, Sara Lucado, Liz Bonham (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780849959790
ISBN-10: 0849959799
Publication Date: 9/21/1999
Pages: 36
Edition: 5th Bk&CD
Reading Level: Baby-Preschool
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is the Christmas story retold from the viewpoint of a little lamb who was present at the birth of the Baby Jesus.
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Max Lucado is an amazing author. His books are great!
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A touching, beautifully illustrated Christmas story.
Hardback. Not a video.
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Sweet book - great for Christmas story-time!
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sweet book.
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Includes a music cd.
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It's a sweet little story, but not that great. Kind of boring for my 5 year old and 3 year old.OK for older kids I am sure. I'll keep it so my kids will enjoy it when they have grown a couple years or so.
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A wonderful children's Christmas book.
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I love this book! I will use it this holiday season with my children's group at church. Sorry to say...it won't make it back into the swap, but if someone has another copy to share, I encourage you to read it. As the parent and sibling of special needs people, it really has a reassuring message that God has a special place for all of us.
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Thisis a precious story about a lamb that finds his value in keeping baby Jesus warm.
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Wonderful story about how a crippled lamb felt unwanted and different than the others, but at the end, it was used for a very SPECIAL purpose. Makes kids realize that even though they might be different in some way, God still can use them.
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Because Joshua, the black and white spotted lamb, who limped along with a crippled leg was different, he often felt left out. Yet God had a very special plan for his life, as He does for all who feel alone. Joshua not only witnessed the greatest event in history, he was able to give the newborn King the one thing He needed most.

Lucado was joined by his 3 daughters to write his most touching children's story yet.
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Wonderful illustrations, beautiful book.
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This is one of my favorite books. It is a children's book but I love it. This poor orphaned crippled lamb can not even go to pasture but it's feelings are hurt. The other lambs are mean to it. It's only friend is an old cow named Abigail. But when Jesus is born he is cold so the little crippled lamb has the honor of laying against Jesus and keeping him one. It pulls on on your heartstrings.
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For younger children, the classic book The Crippled Lamb has been revised slightly and is presented in the popular board book format, perfect for little hands and durable enough to withstand some "toss and tumble." This book is my Christmas favorite. For all ages.

This is one of my favorite Christmas books.I have several personal copies, including this board book. This is a beautiful book and a beautiful story.
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This is one of my favorite books. It is a children's book but I love it. This poor orphaned crippled lamb can not even go to pasture but it's feelings are hurt. The other lambs are mean to it. It's only friend is an old cow named Abigail. But when Jesus is born he is cold so the little crippled lamb has the honor of laying against Jesus and keeping him one. It pulls on on your heartstrings.
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Unlike others who give this book a low rating, my complaint isn't that the title calls the lamb "crippled" While I understand their concerns, it is a descriptive (accurate) word - it may not ve ideal, but its also not a surprise since it's in the title.

Instead, my complaint is that this story seems a stretch - even for an imaginative retelling of the nativity. Mary & Joseph (I doubt) would talk of their son as the new king, nor would they say that he came from heaven to teach us...to a lamb no less! My biggest complaint, though, is that Mary tells the lamb that God heard the lamb's prayer & that the baby Jesus was the answer. Lambs don't pray!

I don't have a problem with making animals talk, but that just goes too far. Especially as the conclusion of the story is basically the lamb kept Jesus warm and that was the "special purpose" of his LIFE. I know its a child's board book, but that's just too simplistic for me & isn't what I want my children believing.

Obviously, many don't have a problem with the content, but I thought I'd voice my concerns in case there were others who with they had known this information before acquiring the book.

The accompanying illustrations are well done.
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This is one of my favorite books. It is a children's book but I love it. This poor orphaned crippled lamb can not even go to pasture but it's feelings are hurt. The other lambs are mean to it. It's only friend is an old cow named Abigail. But when Jesus is born he is cold so the little crippled lamb has the honor of laying against Jesus and keeping him one. It pulls on on your heartstrings.