Little Star Review

Little Star by Anthony DeStefano, illustrated by Mark Elliot, is a children's book that tells the story of the Christmas star. The story opens with a little boy asking his father which star in the sky is the Christmas star, and the father goes on to tell him the story of a tiny star, Little Star, who understood the meaning of Jesus' birth when all the other stars did not.

I thought the story was well written and entertaining. The illustrations were beautiful and captured the imaginative nature of the story.

The only concern that I might have (spoiler) is that in the end Little Star herald's the King's birth by burning as brightly as he can to keep the baby Jesus warm, but he ends up burning himself out and dying. That fact might be disturbing to younger children. However, there is a positive spin on the end of the story as the father points out that the Lord rewarded Little Star for his sacrifice by letting us remember him every year by placing a star on top of our Christmas trees.

Overall, I thought Little Star was a sweet stroy, and I look forward to reading it to my children in the future.

Note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as part of their Blogging For Books program. It is my honest opinion.

Image from Barnes and Noble.
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Kara @ Just1Step said...

I still have to review my first Blogging for Books book! I got it like months ago. Poo on me. :(

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