Book Review: Little Star

The Little Star
Anthony DeStefano

Since we were out of town, I didn’t receive this book in time to read it to the kiddos before Christmas.  I did, however, make sure that we read it before we put our Christmas books away for the year and I was glad that I did.

This book tells the story of a little star who always feels left out and ignored. All this changes when he hears that a king has been born and uses all his energy to be the brightest star in the sky on the night of the king’s birth. Although the other stars warn Little Star that he will burn himself out, he shines his brightest that night and everyone in the heavens and on Earth notices. Little Star does burn himself out that night, but he will never be forgotten; he is the reason many people place a star at the top of their Christmas trees.  The star helps us to remember Little Star and the way he pointed others toward a tiny, newborn king so many years ago.

This book is well written and easy for children to understand.  The illustrations are wonderful and my children were excited to see what was on each new page. Though the story connects past and present, the connection is seamless and my children were able to make the connections quite easily.  This book will definitely be one that our family reads for many years to come.

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

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