Book Review – Little Star by Anthony DeStefano

Title: Little Star

Author:
Anthony DeStefano
Illustrator: Mark Elliott

“I think I understand!” Little Star cried out. “The baby Jesus is a king! He’s just little!”

A king is about to be born! The stars in the heavens are competing to shine the brightest to celebrate his birth. But when they see the poor family, the donkey, the shabby stable, the stars all think, That can’t possibly be a king. We’ve been fooled.

All except one. The smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star, is the only one to understand what the king was about to bring to the world. But what can Little Star do for him?

Certain to become a Christmas classic, this delightful tale connects the star atop our Christmas trees to the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus, in the hearts and minds of young children.

My Review:
Little Star tells the story of Christmas from the viewpoint of the littlest star in the sky that shined down on earth that cold night.While the other stars competed for the chance to shine down on the new baby king and then turned their backs once they saw his humble beginning, Little Star shines on and sacrificed his light for the baby Jesus in the name of love.This book tells how we will never forget that little star, by putting him atop our tree every Christmas.

I loved this book, as did my daughter who is seven. Although a little sad at times, Little Star’s story tells of love and sacrifice – much like the life of Jesus.With big, easy to read letters, this book is a great addition to any child’s library.I highly recommend this book as a great read any time of the year – not just at Christmas.

*I received a copy of this book for free to review through Blogging for Books from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed here are my own.*

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