Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis - Book Review

I love Christmas books written for children. Where Jesus Slept is one of the cutest Christmas books I’ve seen in a long time. Its repetition of the rhyme (similar to This Is the House That Jack Built) is a fun way to help children remember the beginning of the story; such an important story in history.
Frog's Lilypad: Where Jesus Slept Children's Book Review

Where Jesus Slept

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This is the bed where Jesus slept.
This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.
This is the cow that shared the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.

The book begins with the birth of Jesus and how He slept on a straw lined bed. As the story moves along, it builds on the biblical account, ending with the wise men bringing gifts to the new born King.

The key words are all in capital letters, perfect for pointing out importance and for beginning readers. The illustrations are beautifully created without being too overwhelming for little ones.

Where Jesus Slept is a perfect book to start a Christmas tradition with or to add to an already tradition.

About the Author
Norma Lewis is the author of ten books, including Connecting the Coasts: The Race to Build the Transcontinental Railroad and Kasey's River Song. She lives in Grand Haven, Michigan, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.

About the Illustrator
Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, and started her career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls! Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy embarked on a career illustrating books, including All Things Bright and Beautiful for WorthyKids/Ideals and Bear and Duck. Katy works at a desk in a studio in an old library and likes to tap dance in her spare time.

Pages: 32
Book Size: 10x10
You can purchase your own copy here.

I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest opinion.


  1. Sounds like a good book for my youngest granddaughter.

  2. I think this would be a great book for my great granddaughter. She is only 2 but she loves books. thanks Lori.

  3. Deborah, I think she along with your younger ones will like the book.

  4. I think she would like this one since she loves books.


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