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Little Star a Review
Anthony DeStefano focuses on a little star in this story. Little Star was a tiny star that was ignored by the other stars , but he quickly realized just who Jesus was. Little Star wanted to do something special for the baby so he burned as brightly as he could.
“I think I understand!” Little Star cried out. “The baby Jesus is a king! He’s just little!”
A king is about to be born! The stars in the heavens are competing to shine the brightest to celebrate his birth. But when they see the poor family, the donkey, the shabby stable, the stars all think, That can’t possibly be a king. We’ve been fooled.
All except one. The smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star, is the only one to understand what the king was about to bring to the world. But what can Little Star do for him?
This is a really cute Christmas book. It would definitely make a great replacement to the old traditional The Night Before Christmas story, for those that do not do the Santa thing. I read this myself and then to my eleven year old. He loved it! He did mention the only thing that did cause concern about the star burning out at the end of the night. As we know according to the Bible the star did not burn out.
All in all, this is a very cute book that could be used as a new family tradition for Christmas.
If you'd like to hear the story, you can listen to the video.
About the author and illustrator:
Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books This Little Prayer of Mine and The Donkey That No One Could Ride. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.
Mark Elliott’s brilliant illustrations have appeared in many picture books and novels for young readers, including the ever-popular Princess Tales series. His acclaimed artwork delivers inspiration, wonder, and timeless beauty.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Harvest House Publisher Dimensions: 9 X 9 (inches)
You can purchase your own copy here.
By Anthony DeStefano / Harvest House Publishers
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest opinion.