Title: Bethlehem Town
Written by: Andrew McDonough
Series: Lost Sheep Books
Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing
Buy from: Malcolm Down Publishing
Useful for: parents of children ages 3-10 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.
The 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 a 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 very useful.
This book would even make a good story telling activity as part of an event. Online there are loads fo additional materials to go along with it. Definitely worth a look.