Thursday, November 17, 2016

Where Jesus Slept- Children's Christmas Book Review and Giveaway

We love books and we love Christmas, so the chance to review a new Christmas book- score!  Each year we try to add to our collection that we pull out December 1st.  I love snuggling by the tree in the evenings together reading Christmas classics as well as newer books we have collected through the years.  As the children get older we read together less frequently, but seeing the Christmas book basket grow still makes my heart sing- it will be waiting for grandchildren some day!

This year's new book is Where Jesus Slept, by Norma Lewis, author of ten additional books. This large, 32 page book written for 4-7 year olds is sure to delight! 

“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept,” begins this sweet story about the birth of Jesus.  From there each page adds a new element to the story- from the cow, stable, Mary, child, angel, and lamb, to the shepherd, star, wise men, and gifts.  By repeating each previous line, the author uses rhyme and rhythm to capture children's attention while telling the Christmas story of Jesus' birth.

And the illustrations!  Wow!  This is the second children's book we own that has been illustrated by Katy Hudson, and we just love her.  Her bright colors and sweet drawings are just pretty to look at, and I think the vivid colors are just beautiful.  If it bothers you, please be forewarned that baby Jesus is pretty fair skinned, as are several of the other characters, and the angels are portrayed with wings. 

I will say that even though my son is several years older than the intended range for this book, he really has enjoyed reading it several times and is excited to add it to our basket.  When I asked him why he liked it so much he said he liked all of the rhyming words.  You never know what is going to capture a child's attention, right?

Thanks to Fly By Productions, we are able to offer one of our readers this fun holiday book!  As always, just leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you and we will select a random winner next Thursday!
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Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”



  1. I would love to read this to the little Es this Christmas! Thank you for the review!

  2. This book sounds wonderful! Would love for my girls to read it and then pass it on to my nieces and nephews!

  3. I love Christmas books~~especially one that tell the story of Jesus' birth. I think I need to get out our Christmas book basket!


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