Song of the Stars Boardbook
By Sally Lloyd-Jones / Zondervan
This board book edition of Song of the Stars is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus.
They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long 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. Mountains, trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—the rumor spreads that at last the time has come. It’s time! He’s here! Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.
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Song of the Stars tells the story of Jesus from a complete different perspective, which I have never seen. It shows how the message of Jesus’ birth traveled all throughout the earth among all the living creatures which have been alerted to the arrival of their creator. This includes creatures of the land, sea, and air; even living creation such as the wind and leaves are mentioned. The message travels throughout the world like a song being sung spreading the Good News of the King’s birth.
Song of the Stars is a children’s board book, which is suggested for ages 4-8. However, I believe that it can also be read and looked at by much younger children, even children in the 1-year old range. My 1-year old son loves to go through all over the pages, looking at the pictures, on his own. He also enjoys me reading to him and the bonus is that this is a board book, so he can look at it and read to me in his own child language after I have read to him.
The art in Song of the Stars is beautiful in its many colors and detail. The artist did a marvelous job with all the pages and their images. The writing is easy to understand for a child within the age range of 4-8 years old. There is not really any mention of Mary being a virgin, the wise men, the shepards, the innkeeper, Joseph, or Herod. Even without the mention of the whole story it still gives a nice perspective of what might have been felt within the rest of creation. There are no scripture verses as well. However, the story of Jesus’ birth is a well-known event in history both for believers and non-believers.
I recommend Song of the Stars for all children and their parents.