A Star For Me: Counting Your Blessings at Christmas by Jean Fischer ~ Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway

Jean Fischer
Juvenile Fiction / Christmas (ages 4-8)

Share the story
of God's greatest blessing
with your little ones!

Join Oliver the camel as he and his family journey to find the source of the brightest star in the sky. Count your own blessings and discover along with them that God's love is the greatest blessing of all. Rejoice in the true meaning of Christmas, and share the joy of the season with your family as you hang your own star on the Christmas tree!

My Thoughts

A Star for Me is the sweet story of Ollie the camel and his family as they journey to Bethlehem with the wisemen. The story is told in a rhyming format that has a fun rhythm and helps the anticipation of the journey build.

Ollie is the youngest in the bunch and has a tendency to get tired and hungry and distracted just like any little one. But throughout the tale his momma reminds him of the importance of the trip. I really enjoyed reading it with the little ones and think that you will enjoy reading it aloud too.

I do have one little caveat that I feel inclined to add. This story ends with the camels and the magi at the stable with the Baby Jesus. If you are a purist and don't like to mix the actual timeframes this book may annoy you. In our house we aren't that strict and put our wisemen with the nativity so it doesn't bother me. As the children get older we explain the timeline of events to them in more detail.

So with that thought in mind, I do endorse this adorable book. It is well written and illustrated and has made a wonderful addition to our collection of Christmas books.

The Giveaway

We have partnered with Tommy Nelson to offer one of our readers a copy of A Star for Me. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Saturday, December 13, 2014. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional.

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1 comment:

  1. We really have not done or had an advent calendar but I think next year I may start that tradition with my son.


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