It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***


Rev. Dr. Robin Currie is the Early Childhood Librarian/Preschool Liaison for the Glen Ellyn Public Library and serves on the staff of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She is also the retired pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. Before and during seminary she was a children’s librarian for public libraries in Illinois and Iowa. She holds master’s degrees in Library Science from the University of Iowa and in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, as well as a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from LSTC. Her published books include seven resource collections for librarians and over a dozen children’s Bible story collections.

Visit the author's blog.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Board book: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0781403685
ISBN-13: 978-0781403689

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on pictures to see them larger):

The Baby Bible: Christmas Storybook
Written By: Robin Currie
Illustrated By: Constanza Basaluzzo
Published by: David C Cook
ISBN #: 978-0-7814-0368-9
31 pages

Book Description from Amazon:

Christmas Bible stories made simple, interactive, and relevant for young children.

With a fresh look, The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook is an interactive and gentle-hearted way to discover and reinforce familiar Bible stories with very young children during the Christmas season.
inside you will find:

• Simple actions and activities with Mom or Dad help tell Christmas Bible stories.

• Short story length allows for short attention spans.

• Actions and easy vocabulary works well for the small child (infancy through three years old).

• Short prayers at the end of each story help make the story relevant for little ones and teach them to pray.

Hilary's Review:

I love the layout of this book! It has simplified bible stories, so that children can understand it. It's also very interactive and short; perfect for kids’ short attention spans! Once they get older, you can read the bible story to them, and then reference to the bible verse! I love that there’s a prayer at the end, it’s the ideal thing to read before bedtime.

Here's an example:

A Manger Bed Luke 2:7

Jesus needed a bed. Where is your bed?

The cows let Him use the manger where they ate.

What does a cow say?

Mary sang a quiet song. Hum a little song.

Baby Jesus went to sleep.

Close your eyes and cuddle close.

Dear God, thank You for my own bed. Amen.

With this book, you can have a fun and easy way to teach your child about Jesus’ birth! It’s just in time for Christmas too. I cannot wait until my son gets old enough so we can enjoy this book together. Grin!!

Thanks Hilary!! I like that it's a board book with colorful pictures too!! When Brayden gets older he will enjoy flipping the pages and reading the story himself too! Thanks for your review!


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