Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: The First Christmas Ever Illustrated by Dennis Jones

Title: The First Christmas Ever
Illustrated by: Dennis Jones
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-0-310-74083-4
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014

Synopsis:
A simple retelling of the Christmas story, from the angel’s visit to Mary to the shepherds’ joyful praise of the new born Baby, this small format paperback, The First Christmas Ever is sure to be popular with young readers. Using the vibrant and popular artwork of Dennis Jones, families can share this timeless story of God’s love each holiday season.
Review:
I love Christmas books...I use the excuse that they are for my kiddo, but in all honesty, I love them for me as well. I'm always on the hunt for new books that tell the Christmas story.

The First Christmas Ever was a wonderful telling of the Christmas story. It was also very Biblically   accurate. It drives me nuts when I see the wise men visiting baby Jesus at the stable, that isn't what is mentioned in the Bible, so I was thrilled to see this book portray Jesus at the right age.I know it's easier for kids to see all the things happening together, but I enjoyed how the story flowed and showed Jesus as a toddler when they arrived to his home. I also enjoyed how the story didn't end there but it made sure to let the kids know, that this story is only the beginning. Jesus was here for more and His birth and Christmas mean so much more.

The illustrations for this story were great. It had a bold appearance and the characters really popped and it enhanced the the imagery of the story. The colors were fantastic as well. They were bright and eye catching. My littles loved all the animals featured. She also enjoyed spying the little details that were drawn into the background.

This book would be a wonderful addition to any Christmas collection.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Illustrator:
Dennis Jones loves to draw.  His artwork can be seen in books, magazines, games, toys and Sunday school curriculum. He’s illustrated several children’s products including the Read with Me Bible and the NIrV Super Heroes Bible. Dennis lives in Indiana with his wife Karen and has two grown sons.


Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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