The Christmas Story for Children
By Max Lucado, Randy Frazee & Karen Davis Hill / Zondervan
This retelling of the Christmas story, taken from The Story for Children by Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill, is sure to become a favorite family reading tradition. Beautifully illustrated by Fausto, The Christmas Story for Children tells about the birth of a special baby whose story is filled with love for us all. A wonderful new tradition to begin this Christmas!
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The Christmas Story for Children is a children’s book for anytime or as a traditional Christmas story book. This book goes beyond just telling about the birth of Jesus Christ and the celebration of Christmas. It goes on to tell how Jesus led his life after birth; 30 years living with his family, baptism by John the Baptist, and the start of Jesus and His miracles. The suggested age range for this book is 4-8. I would also agree with this age range, especially since the illustrations seem for an older group of children. However, this story can be read to any age of child as a traditional Christmas and Jesus story.
The Christmas Story for Children is written in a way which is easy to understand for the suggested age groups, ages 4-8. It may be a little more difficult for younger ages to understand the words and context of the story. The illustrations for the story are appropriate for the suggested age groups, ages 4-8. Although, the illustrations may not be ideal for a younger age range. A description of the events, which are in the Bible, are portrayed throughout the story accurately.
I enjoyed how the story extended beyond Jesus’ birth in the stable. Most Christmas stories I have read end after the birth, but this one continues on to tell more of what happened. It enables the reader to have a better idea of who is Jesus.
I recommend The Christmas Story for Children for all!