Monday, October 19, 2015

Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones; Paintings by Alison Jay

Are you looking for a fun new book for your toddler this Christmas season that is centered around the true meaning of Christmas?  I was excited to see that Sally Lloyd-Jones' picture book Song of the Stars was available now in a board book.  Just perfect for my 1 year old this Christmas!! Her name may sound familiar if you've seen her fantastic Jesus Storybook Bible.  Such a great book for children!  If you've not taken a look at this sweet Christmas picture book yet, than take some time to read below why you'll want to pick this one up for Christmas.

Book Description

From New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, Song of the Stars Christmas picture book is now available in the popular board book format.
This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Alison Jay, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus.
They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s promised Son, and when at last he arrives, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that he made. Trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—they all spread the news that at last the time has come. It’s time! He’s here!

My Review:
 I thought the story was sweet how it tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals.  I think it reiterates that the whole earth, all of His creation, is groaning until Jesus, the Rescuer comes back.  The pictures are beautiful and fun to look at for little ones.  I love the message that is repeated over and over of "It's time! It's time!"  Such excitement that we should be sharing with our kids of our Savior who gave up everything for us in order to rescue us from our sin.  I'm looking forward to wrapping this one up and using it along with other fun surprises for our advent/count down to Christmas this year.

Watch below as Sally Lloyd-Jones reads her book at live online Christmas party in 2011.

About the Author:
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner and ALA notable, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. She has written many picture books for children, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

*** I received this book free from BookLook bloggers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own

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