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Bright Night, written by Lorie Ann Grover and illustrated by Jo Parry, is a gentle story using sweet rhymes and adorable illustrations to tell the story of Jesus’ birth.
About the Book
Share the joy of Christmas with your child through the colorful pages of Bright Night, a board book by Lorie Ann Grover that celebrates the season. Sweet rhymes and engaging illustrations show little ones the way Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem on the bright night that Jesus was born. Filled with love and gentle storytelling, this padded cover board is perfect for the young child in your life.
While adoring birds, butterflies, and barnyard animals look on, Mary and Joseph make their way to a stable to welcome baby Jesus. When he arrives, he is greeted into the world by an angel, shepherds, wise men, and God who sends 'Love from above' in the symbol of a shining star. The simple structure of this board book, with two or three rhyming words per illustration, makes it perfect for toddlers. It's also lovely to look at, with its bright palette, soft edges, and gently rounded, cartoon figures. VERDICT A delightful Nativity story to show very little ones, not to mention a great stocking stuffer.--Rita Law, Los Angeles Public Library
Grover effectively reduces the Nativity story to quippy rhyming phrases in this padded board book, whose cozy mood is bolstered by Parry's soft, gauzy-looking digital artwork. 'Carry Mary,' reads the opening spread as Joseph leads a donkey down a road as birds, butterflies, and a rabbit dance around the couple. From there, they land in the 'safe place' of the stable, celebrate 'boy joy' when Jesus is born, and enjoy a little 'swaddle, coddle' before visitors arrive, having followed the 'far star' in the night sky. It's a simple, punchy, and jubilant retelling. Ages 4--8.
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