Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Twelve Prayers of Christmas

The Twelve Prayers of Christmas, by Candy Chand, is a collection of a dozen poems told by various characters (for example, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, and more) who experienced Christ’s birth. The book features rich, beautiful, two-page spread illustrations done by James Bernardin, with the text framed in simple boxes. The book starts with Mary pondering God’s plan (and her trust in that plan) and ends with the baby Jesus describing the stable.

What I Like: I like the idea of sharing each character’s reflections on what is happening. I loved, loved, loved the amazing illustrations. They were attractive, authentic, and inviting, with a classic “Christmas story” feel to them.

What I Dislike: The poems were nice but short. However, the stellar illustrations made up for the simple text.

Overall Rating: With a bargain price of $6.80 from Amazon, Excellent!

Age Appeal: Ages 3 and up

Publisher Info: HarperCollins, 2009; ISBN:0060776366; Hardcover, 32pgs., $16.99

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1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great idea for a Christmas gift or activity leading up to Christmas. Thanks for sharing.