Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Book: Little Star

I love getting packages in the mail, especially when they are books!  Yes, I know, I have to give some of them away, but if they are really good I have to keep them!

We got a new book last week that's definitely a keeper.  It's called Little Star and it's a children's Christmas book by Anthony DeStefano. 


“I think I understand!” Little Star cried out. “The baby Jesus is a king! He’s just little!”

A king is about to be born! The stars in the heavens are competing to shine the brightest to celebrate his birth. But when they see the poor family, the donkey, the shabby stable, the stars all think, That can’t possibly be a king. We’ve been fooled.

All except one. The smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star, is the only one to understand what the king was about to bring to the world. But what can Little Star do for him?


The story is a father telling his son the reason why we have a star on top of our Christmas tree.  I won't give it away, but it has a bittersweet ending (it even made me tear up while I was reading it to my son) and my 3 year old didn't want to read it again because he said it was "sad". 

I think he might be a little young to understand the full meaning of the story, but it's a great jumping off point for older kids to talk about what Jesus being born means to us.  We have a star on our tree (well, not yet, but we will!) so I'm definitely keeping this one to read for future Christmases!

The illustrations are gorgeously done and the language is not too childish so adults should have no trouble reading this over again!

This post was written for Family Review Network and Little Star who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds awesome. I hadn't heard of it so thanks for pointing it out!


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