Road To Christmas Day
US List Price 14.95
Along the road, along the road, the road to Christmas Day... we hear the angels singing, we follow the road like the shepherds, we follow the star like the wise men, we worship the baby in the manger, and we discover what happened on the first Christmas Day.
In this book filled with rich and beautiful illustrations, we follow Ben as he travels along the road to Christmas Day and witnesses the amazing events that unfold. Jan Godfrey uses a soothing, gentle rhythm to take us from the first visit of the angel to Mary, all the way to the manger. A perfect gift that young children will want to read again and again.
"This richly illustrated hardcover book begins each double page spread with, 'Along the road ...', starting with the Annunciation and finishing with the wise men leaving Bethlehem and returning home. As well as the 'along the road' theme, the phrase '... looked and listened, ... listened and looked.' is repeated in each section. Mary, Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and the Wise men, all looked and listened and learnt something about God. This book could be given to a child who was an independent reader, or could be used to read to someone who's reading was less advanced, using the 'look and listen' motive to encourage the child to describe the pictures and engage with the Christmas narrative."