Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis will no doubt be a book I reach to read to my children every Christmas Season. I adore the way it is written which starts with one element/person/animal, adds something else, goes backward, and adds something new again on the next page. The cycle the words go in make this book a fun and excellent participatory retelling for littles ones to enjoy. I imagine with multiple readings the story will eventually be memorized!
My children love being able to chime in during story time. They know Christmas is coming up soon and are becoming very excited about all the Christmas themed books I’ve put out. This new one has become a fast favorite with my 8 and 5-year-old. The story is easy to understand, simple to read, and well taken to listening to by my children. The story isn’t too long but it’s not too short either.
The illustrations are beautiful and capture this wonderful story in a great way. My kids loved seeing the sheep. The shepherds, wise men, and angel all make an appearance in this retelling. I like that the book starts with a scripture verse and ends with one too.
I feel this book would work well in any home or church classroom setting for children 4-8 years old.
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