Friday, 14 December 2018

The First Christmas {Books 4 Christams}

Beautifully illustrated books are very high on my list when looking at children's books and I'm equally as happy to set aside extra dollars to invest in beautiful books.  This book is no exception and I remember grabbing every spare cent I had fifteen years ago to purchase it. The paintings by Francisco Ordaz are the type of paintings that invite you in to enjoy them.

The First Christmas

  • Format Hardback 
  • Publication date 01 Oct 2001 
  •  Publisher Lion Hudson Plc&nbsp ;
  • Imprint Candle Books Publication 
  • Illustrations note Colour illustrations 
  • ISBN10 1859853285 
  • ISBN13 9781859853283
  • Author: Tim Dowley
  • Illustrated: Francisco Ordaz
This rendition of the Christmas story is traditional in it's telling, and is one that your family will return to year after year.

 Check out the other books in this years Books 4 Christmas line up.

This post is part of the Homechool Review Crew Favourite Christmas Book Round UP

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Christmas Mouse {Books 4 Christmas}

Here's another beautifully illustrated little book for your younger students to enjoy leading up to Christmas.  The Christmas Mouse follows a little mouse who accidently finds himself inside a beautiful warm home and goes to investigate the beautiful tree.  He slips on a gift and decides to burrow into it to see what it is and finds himself in a far away land in a barn where he discovers the story of Jesus and finally finds his way back home.

The Christmas Mouse

  • Format Hardback 
  • Publication date 12 Feb 2014 
  • Publisher CWR 
  • Publication City/Country Farnham, United Kingdom 
  • Edition New edition 
  • Illustrations note chiefly col. Illustrations 
  • ISBN10 1853453153 
  • ISBN13 9781853453151 
  • Author Stephanie Jeffs
  • Illustrated: Jenny Thorne

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Animals' Christmas Eve {Books 4 Christmas}

Following on from yesterday's Little Golden Book today I'd like to introduce you to The Animals' Christmas Eve.  This is such a cute story from 1977. It's the retelling of the story of the birth of Christ from the perspective of the animals in the barn.  As they gather together to retell to their offspring of that first Christmas many years ago.

The Animals Christmas Eve

  • Format Hardback | 24 pages 
  • Dimensions 168 x 203 x 5.59mm | 108.86g 
  • Publication date 05 Oct 2007 
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc 
  • Imprint Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc. 
  • Language English 
  • Edition statement Random House ed. 
  • Illustrations note Full Colour 
  • ISBN10 0375839232 
  • ISBN13 9780375839238 
  • Author: Gale Wiersum
  • Illustrated: Alexandra Steele-Morgan
 In the barn on Christmas Eve,
After all the people leave,
The animals, in voices low,
Remember Christmas long ago . . .

So begins a sweet rhyming story in which a group of animals recounts the events surrounding Jesus' birth in the manger, and the parts some of their ancestors played in it. This is also a counting book.
- Book Depository

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