2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The First Christmas

The First Christmas Book Cover

The First Christmas

  • Author: Sophy Williams
  • illustrator: Sophy Williams
  • age range: 3 yrs – 6 yrs # of pages/size:
  • grade range: Preschool – Grade 1
  • isbn-10: 0763650137 /
  • isbn-13: 9780763650131
  • suggested retail price (U.S./CAN): $12.99 / $15.00

The classic nativity story The First Christmas is illustrated by Sophy Williams [ISBN: 978-0-7636-5013-1] in a 14 page magical changing picture book suitable for ages three to six. I personally appreciate this book for its religious story and plan to read it to my grandchildren. Too bad the world focus on so much secular materialism and loses sight of true meaning. Seeing pastel wise men, angels, shepherds, and the holy family unfold from the gatefold flaps is a delightful and eye-appealing way to gain the attention of young readers and listeners. Priced at $12.99, this book can be read year upon year as a family tradition.

Sophy Williams lives in Wiltshire, England, with her husband, Mark Robertson (also an illustrator), her two lively sons, Oscar and Leo, and a scraggy black cat. Some of Sophy’s childhood was spent living in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Middle East, and her illustrations are often influenced by these far-flung locations.

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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