Review of First Words of Christmas

First Words of Christmas First Words of Christmas
illus. by Madeleine Marie
Preschool    WorthyKids    20 pp.
10/23    9781546005353    $7.99

“Long ago, an angel told Mary she was going to have a baby.” This board book tells the biblical story of the birth of Jesus in simple language. Each left-hand page features a sentence about a particular aspect of the story, from the angel visiting Mary to the wise men bringing Jesus gifts. Vocabulary words, such as Bethlehem, stable, and manger, appear in bold, and the right-hand pages feature the bolded word from the opposite page along with an isolated illustration. Marie’s use of colorful jewel tones creates an inviting atmosphere.

From the November/December 2023 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

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