Title: Christmas is Here : Words from the King James Bible
Illustrated by: Lauren Castillo
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2010
Summary/Review: Christmas is Here is a beautifully illustrated story for younger children depicting a live Nativity Event in a small town. The two page spreads show a family with their little dog walking through gently falling snow to the town green event. The little child peeps over the manger to see the sleeping baby portraying the infant Jesus. The story continues with the “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,” the beautiful story and words from the King James Bible. The illustrations end with families gathered under the softly falling snow singing carols and concluding on the final page with the family of Mom, Dad, baby and child and little doggie. This is a peaceful, beautiful family Christmas story.
Who will like this book?: Someone looking for a beautiful, soothing book to read to their children over the Christmas holiday. It makes a perfect bedtime story for those who are too excited to go to sleep.
Recommended by: Cheryl, Children’s Librarian