Until one year when an angel suddenly appears before them. The angel says, “Surprise! I have good news! In Bethlehem a baby has been born who will bring peace on earth!”
The brothers are so excited they run all the way to Bethlehem to see the baby. As the text says, they are “filled with joy. Wow! Peace on earth!” They ran home rejoicing. From that day on, they fought no more and took turns watching the sheep.
The illustrations are bright, colorful and comical. They are not the type of illustrations you would expect to see in a children’s picture book about the Nativity. Of course, this is not your typical story of the Nativity, so the illustrations work just fine.
What I Like: The illustrations. They are great. And the message: This is a story about the Nativity, but it is also a story about forgiveness.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: Baby to preschool.
Publisher Info: Zonderkidz, 2009; ISBN: 9780310719557; Paperback, $4.99.
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Special Info: This book is part of Zonderkidz Cecil and Friends series. Read our reviews of other books in the series. Visit the Cecil and Friends website.