Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Review: Little Star

I was recently presented with the opportunity to review Anthony DeStefano's Little Star.  Little Star is a Christmas story for young children.  It is beautifully illustrated by Mark Elliot.  The illustrations remind me a bit of The Polar Express.  I found myself gazing at many of the illustrations for several minutes.  My five year old spent a good twenty minutes flipping though the book to just look at the pictures after I had read the book to her.  She was equally captivated by the illustrations.

I was impressed by the sweet story of Little Star.  The focus of Little Star's is the birth of Jesus.  Without giving away the story, Little Star gives his best to recognize the birth of the little king who was born in the most humble circumstances.  Children learn about the real Christmas story as Little Star experienced it.

I like this story because it's not one of those Christmas stories that's focused on the secular aspects of the holiday, instead, the story's focus is precisely where it belongs, on Christ.  The story's meaning is very easily conveyed to young children.  I'm sure this book will be well received by children between the ages of three to eight.

I was provided with a review copy of this book, by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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