Tuesday, December 11, 2007
A Song In Bethlehem
A Song In Bethlehem by Marni McGee
I've been eager to mention this book for some time. I found it on a routine trek to the library and just happened across it while looking for Christmas stories for the kiddos.
It's a beautifully illustrated story revolving around the birth of Christ. It's main character is a little girl who is poor. She hears that kings have arrived and she eagerly seeks them out. She is disappointed at first to only find a baby, but then she is given a very valuable and precious gift.
While Christ's birth is not the main story, the story does pivot around this exciting event. It's a story of hope and wonder. It's a story of giving and being grateful for what others give us. Even if we aren't sure we want the gift. Maybe especially if we aren't sure we want the gift!
My kids loved this book, but I think I loved it even more! This is certainly a book that we will read time and time again. And will soon become part of our family library.