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Are You the Babe of Bethlehem? by Dona Haws
Illustrated by Aubrie Moyer
Published by: Cedar Fort
Release date: October 9, 2018
Journey through the story of the Nativity, from Joseph’s carpenter bench to the fields where shepherds watched their flocks by night. Reminiscent of Are You My Mother?, this picture book introduces children to Elizabeth and Zacharias, the angel Gabriel, the shepherds, the wise men, Mary and Joseph, and finally Christ Himself. Teach your children that when we seek the Babe of Bethlehem, we find our Savior.
I am always looking for quality Christmas books, and especially books that help focus on the true reason behind the season, so I was excited to receive this book to review! The author also sent the supplies to make star sugar cookies which we enjoyed making together. That would be a great extension activity for anyone reading the book as well!
This non-denominational picture book follows a little boy as he is seeking the “babe in Bethlehem” and asks various people in the nativity story if it is them. The pattern repeats as the boy learns who each of the people really are and what their significance to the story is, until finally he finds Christ. The end of the book is touching to see their interaction.
It is fairly long for young readers, but I really like how the book is easily adaptable for the age and level of the person reading. If you are reading with a toddler you could just read the main highlighted text and still have an impactful story. If you are reading with a bit older child you could read the full paragraph on each page. And if you have a reader able to handle more, there are scripture passages included which tell more about the featured individual. I also think you could break up the book to learn about one or a couple individuals each night as part of a family learning time.
The illustrations are darling and add so much to the sweet text.
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