The First Christmas by Janice D Green


What it’s about:
From the publisher: “The First Christmas, by Janice Green and illustrated by Violet Vandor, tells the account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Adults and children alike will enjoy snuggling up to share these thirteen colorful scenes and the engaging discussion questions as this timeless story unfolds. Even older readers may be surprised to learn something new as they read again of the Messiah’s birth.”

My thoughts:
This is a neat Christmas book that has questions included to ask your child(ren) as you read each page. I do think it is geared for 4+ age children as there are quite a few words on each page that might be too many and a bit too advanced with the wording and questions for some younger children. My 4 year old was able to listen to the whole book without getting distracted, but she did not quite understand the questions as they seem to be geared for older children than the text. It is a great book to help teach children the real/true meaning of Christmas. It would be a great book to do in a Sunday School classroom I think. The drawings look like crayon or colored pencils and are simple, well-done and pretty. I recommend this book to those looking for a teaching style book on Christmas.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.



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