Friday, December 11, 2015

Book Review: M Is For Manger by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley

Book Synopsis
Travel through the alphabet with this beautiful rhyming storybook that tells the story of Jesus’ birth. Begin with the angel who tells Mary that she is God’s chosen vessel and follow along until you reach the zillions of stars that paled in comparison to the star that announced the birthplace of the newborn King. Beautifully illustrated and written, this book will be a classic for parents to read to their children every Christmas season.

My Review
M is for Manger is a lovely picture book for children about the birth of Christ.  The Christmas story is told in chronological order with an ABC format.  Each letter has an illustration, a short narrative, and a Bible verse.  For instance:

"A is for Angel.  An Angel said to Mary, 'You are the favored one.  You're going to have a baby boy, and he will be God's Son.'"  "The angel told her ... 'You have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son.' (Luke 1:30 - 31, NLT)."

This is a perfect read aloud, great for home, Sunday school, or a church preschool.  The illustrations by Claire Keay are sweet and charming, sure to appeal to young children.  I highly recommend this book for the Christmas season.
  I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.

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