ah, those good ole berenstain bears. always a winner in my book. the very first christmas book is no exception. written by jan and mike berenstain, the very first christmas is clear and concise, retelling the christmas story in a sweet, factual way that children can easily imagine.
we are all huge book fans here in the nelson house and christmas time brings lots of extra book excitement due to the simple fact that mom stores christmas books away and only takes them out for a month or so each year!
i was so excited to have the opportunity to review this one and add it to our ever-growing collection of christmas books. one of the most important parts that i look for in a christmas book is that it has the right message in it. sure we have “the night before christmas” and “rudolph” books around but one of my husband and my biggest desires is that the boys grow up knowing what christmas truly is about.
the true story not just the commercialism. the very first christmas retells the story of Jesus in the manger all the way up to the wisemen visiting BUT, while most books elude to the fact that the wisemen visited in the barn, the very first christmas makes it clear that it was after Jesus had grown up to be a little older.
i love the fact that they stuck so closely to the facts in Scripture rather than just summing it up in a lump of “in the manger” tale.
i am very happy with how factual and well written this berenstain bears book is, i would have expected nothing less from jan and mike. you can get your own copy here!
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