Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rockabye Baby Jesus

Sharing the story of Jesus' birth is a popular thing at Christmastime. Finding an age-appropriate message for your toddler just got a little easier with Rockabye Baby Jesus, written by Heather Tietz and illustrated by Nancy Miller.

With soft, rhyming rhythms and pastoral pictures, Rockabye Baby Jesus is a terrific way to introduce the story of Christ's birth and lull your little one to sleep at the same time.

From the book:
"Then out of the stillness
and star-dappled sky,
a great heavenly host
sings the Babe's lullaby."

What I Like: Everything! The story stayed true to the biblical account in a manner younger kids can understand. The pictures are wonderful and the rhyming flawless. I really liked how the story started out with a wide view--first starting with a silent night, then zooming in to the shepherds, the town of Bethlehem, until you reach the stable and Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. However, it does not continue on until the wise men reach Him; the story ends in the stable.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: Infant - 6

Publisher Info: Paulist Press, YEAR; ISBN: 978-0-8091-6760-9; Hardback, pgs., $12.95

Buy it at Amazon.com for $11.01.

Special Info: At the end of the story, Jesus' face is shown, and the family is shown as Caucasian--Mary and Joseph with brown hair, Jesus with blond.

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