Title: Bethlehem Town
Written by: Andrew McDonough
Series: Lost Sheep Books
Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing
Buy from: Eden
Useful for: parents of children age 3-7 years old
The fun, quirky, colourful pictures and well rhyming text, describes the birth of Jesus taking place in a house, which from what I’ve read elsewhere, is more likely than a stable. The book describes this in detail using awesome pictures, and really helps us imagine we were there.
Bible text at the back (useful) is NIVUK, which maybe isn’t the best version for the age group of children who will like this book. Not a deal breaker though.
All the Lost Sheep Book series, of which this is part, have a Cecil’s Page at the back which gives ideas for adults to do before, during and after reading the book, making it even more useful.
This book would even make a good story telling as part of an event, and online there are loads of additional materials to go with it. Definitely worth a look.