Little Star, by Anthony DeStefano, illustrated by Mark Elliott
I have a three year old little boy, and he is just now getting the idea of Christmas. Meaning he gets presents. We are Christians, and we tried so hard this year to drive home the concept that he gets presents because it is Jesus' birthday. We told him the Christmas story over and over, had him act it out with his Fisher-Price little people nativity, and read him lots of stories about the true meaning of Christmas. This book was one of those stories, and we all really liked it.
It was a unique take on the Christmas story, in addition to addressing other issues like being laughed at or ignored, that you can be important even when you are small, and sacrificing for others. It was really a sweet beautiful story of Jesus' birth. I recommend it to anyone trying to teach a child how Christmas began, and why it is important today.
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. (But that doesn't mean I didn't say exactly what I think!)