Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book Review – Little Star

Little Star is a charming little story about the true meaning of Christmas.  While the story line is close to the real story of the Christmas story, it's not exact, however this story does make it relateable to real life for children.

The first thing I always notice when reading childrens books, are the illustrations.  The pictures in Little star are semi-real life, however still cartoonish enough to keep the attention of little ones.  The illustrator uses dark hues and tones, but with the addition of the yellow star, the mood is brightened. 

The story line itself is very easy to follow and my 2 year old enjoyed this book and was attentive for the most part.  Older children will be able to relate the story in a more mature manner, however it was still interesting enough for a young child.  I like how the end of the story ties the little star to the star on the top of a Christmas Tree, giving a real life connection for the children listening.

Overall, this book will make a good addition to your Christmas book collection and leads for some great discussions about the True Meaning of the Season.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"

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