Sunday, November 25, 2018

Review: It Was the Night Before Christ's Birth by Vivian E. Wulf


IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRIST'S BIRTH
by Vivian E. Wulf
WestBow Publishing
Picture Book Religious / Christmas
24 pages


Children will enjoy the life of Jesus from birth and all the miracles he has done and is still doing.



MY TIDBITS

With rhyme, this book goes through the moments of Christ's birth, and then leads into the importance of His life and the wonders He did.

The basics of the first Christmas story are brought across in a pure, simple and easy way for kids of this age group to grasp and enjoy. The text is short and concentrates on the main moments, keeping the message direct and clear. It doesn't end with Christ's birth but continues a little into His life to show the importance of His birth and what it meant to Christians. I appreciated this continuation and found it nicely done.

The story is written in rhyme, which doesn't always flow as well as it could. Still, the vocabulary and statements fit well to the intended age group. The illustrations are enjoyable and glide nicely along with the tale. I received an ebook copy and, unfortunately, found the formatting askew. There was text, then a blank purple rectangle. Then, the illustration followed. It was difficult to read in connection to the illustrations, and it wasn't clear why the blank purple rectangles were present. If it wasn't for these problems, the read itself would have been mostly enjoyable and to recommend. I hope and assume the print version (if available) would provide a nicer reading experience.

I received a complimentary copy through Booklook Bloggers.

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