If you’re looking for a delightful Christmas book for preschoolers, take a look at Christmas Time: It’s All About Jesus! by Sue M. Barksdale. Written in whimsical rhyme, the story begins with a nod to secular images of Christmas, followed immediately by the angel’s announcement to Mary, her visit to Elizabeth, and all the rest of the details. It’s quite thorough for a small book.
Even better than the poetry are the enchanting illustrations by Alicia T. Young. They are sure to thrill the hearts of young listeners. Although the pages are a bit cluttered, I expect my granddaughters to find something new each time we read it.
The book includes several pages of devotionals at the end. I think they are a little old for the book’s target age, but I expect a clever adult can adapt them.
I can’t wait to share this book with my granddaughters this Christmas. And if you’d like to share a copy with a preschooler you love, leave a comment below and tell me who that is. Aneko Press has graciously offered a copy for me to give away. I’ll draw from among commenters on Friday.