I especially appreciated the board book format, because 2 yr. olds aren't usually very careful about turning pages. Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2016. It is a wonderful book to read aloud. ‎The life stories of the stars above, as told through the beauty, grace, and power of contemporary dance! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2016, Lovely text and illustrations of the Nativity story for children, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2013. Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019. Despite this hardship, Annemarie, Mama, and Kirsti still find things to laugh about. A really great read for Christmas Eve. Winters have been especially miserable after German occupation because fuel and electricity are now scarce in Denmark. This story went really well with the advent calendars the kids made in class this year, which we got from a church member's blog: This is a really beautiful book. Unable to add item to List. I purposely picked this book to be our first book of the season, which we will read on Dec. 1st. PreK-K M. Genre. You'll find more @, Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Winter Reads. Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2014. We read it yearly as part of our "12 books of Christmas" tradition, one per night from Dec 13th to the 24th. September passes and the weather gets colder. We read it almost every day during the Christmas season. Jesus Came for Me: The True Story of Christmas. The Johansens and the Rosens often suffer through freezing nights with no heat source. The first book starting off our Christmas book reading is Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Because of her cancer, she uses a portable oxygen tank to breathe properly. Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. Moose." Beautifully written and stunningly poignant, Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2011. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. They joke about how when Kirsti was younger, she would stay warm by sleeping in Mama and Papas bedand then sometimes, she would wet it. Captivating and powerfully written yet with such simplicity. I can hardly wait to read it to my grandsons. I also love the fact that this story is told from the perspective of the natural world preparing for the birth of the Savior. "The One who made us has come to live with us! Book Summary: All of creation is filled with anticipation of the coming newborn king. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Imagine if you will, every item in creation anticipating the time when God would send His only Son to the Earth to redeem mankind. Not so much a retelling or Christmas story as it is an imaginative, poetic, artistic work that aims to stir the anticipation in the reader that the creation felt waiting for Jesus, and still feels awaiting His return. When Jesus was born this was important to all animals children and adults and the stars guided the whole world. And the text about how Jesus has been born just gives us all the feels. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. “(In Song of the Stars) Sally Lloyd-Jones captures in this simple story the wonder of Christ’s birth in a way that children can understand… Brightly painted animal illustrations fill the pages of this lovely picture book.” World Magazine “Song of the Stars: A subtle, yet satisfying story about the impending arrival of the newborn King… Lloyd Jones’s lyrical language… and repetitive refrains make the text suitable for … I gave this to my 2 yr. old granddaughter for Christmas and she immediately let me read it to her. You can almost feel the coolness of the water, the softness of the wind and practically dance to the way the descriptive and oh so lovely narrative sings. 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