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The Christmas Star Board book – October 1, 2004

4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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""Pfister's nicely retold Christmas nativity uses the same hologram foil stamping technique as his very popular ""The Rainbow Fish. . . . Bound to be a hit with kids.""

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: North-South Books; Brdbk Tra edition (August 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735819734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735819733
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.4 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,183,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By MEJ on September 4, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
(original review: Sept. 4, 2004) I looked high and low to find a Christmas book for my nephew's first Christmas. Several of them had fine points. Whether it was the lush illustrations, funny stories about Santa or that they told truly heart warming stories. The problem was that I wanted a children's book that focused on why we celebrate Christmas, without adding "characters" or being told from an animal's point of view. This book does just that. I think younger children will be drawn to the glittery stars and the Kings treasures and it will be a nice read for them as they get older.

(update: January 30, 2006) I would like to clarify that my original review was based on the hardcover edition of this book ISBN: 1-55858-203-7, not the board book. I am not familiar with the board book version and do not know if it contains the same text as the hardcover version, which is intended for children 4 - 8 years of age. The title is "The Christmas Star" but the star is not the focus of this book. The Star of Bethlehem is on most of the pages but that is because it is leading everyone to the Holy Child. This book is not about Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, instead, the focus is on the pilgrimage that took place because of His birth. Not sure if this book is for you, check your local library for a copy....then buy five copies, as I did!
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Format: Library Binding
This book is a fluent read about the birth of Jesus. The pictures add a touch of dreamy take me back in time feel. This is a must have story for the holiday season.
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There may be good Christmas books out there, but this isn't one of them. I bought it for my grandson to go with the Little People manger set. It doesn't really tell the Christmas story, however. Concentration on the star and not the baby Jesus. The text isn't suitable for a young child either--too many big words.
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Format: Hardcover
The title is 'The Christmas Star' but the star is not the focus of this book. The Star of Bethlehem is on most of the pages but that is because it is leading everyone to the Holy Child,Jesus Christ!
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I like to have a great selection of magical Christmas books on hand during the season, and for as much as I'm obsessed with creating a sense of wonder around Santa Claus, etc., I want to also make sure my kiddos have an even greater sense of wonder about God and Christ himself. This book helps create the magic, but it isn't teaching any major lessons either. It's perfect for 1-4 year old lap reading.
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This book has great artwork and is good to read to young children as a start to understand the Christmas story. It attempts to tell the story of the Christ Childs birth, but gets some of the facts wrong.

In the Biblical story Luke 2 the shepherds saw an angel who spoke instructions to them to go the town of David (Bethlehem) and find the lying in a manger. Many angels then appeared to them giving praise to God. They then went directly to Bethlehem to find the infant Christ.

The Wise Men or Magi did see a star that guided them, but most likely arrived about 2 years after the birth of Christ. If you read the Matthew 2 account you will see that Herod questioned the Magi as to the timing of the birth and then gave orders to kill infant boys under two years of age to eliminate the new King. Most likely the shepherds and the wise men did not visit the Christ Child at the same time.
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This is by far my favorite children's Christmas book. It's true to the biblical story. I am a children's director at a church, and I read this to the children in front of the church at our Christmas Eve service. I received several compliments about the story. My daughter loves reading the book at home as well.
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Format: Hardcover
If you are a believer and you are, you will love this fantastic tale that tells how on the night Jesus Christ was born, all the stars in the sky came together to form one splendid and magnificent star with an arc attached. No longer were there many stars, but one glorious star that seemed to catch the attention of the many who were waiting for the Christ Child's birth. These stars led the shepherds, the kings, and the animals to go to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child.

The shepherds were just resting that particular night, with their sheep lying on the ground until it was time to move on. When the shepherds saw all these stars joining together to form this one star, it seemed right for them to get up and follow the star to the Christ Child. At the same time, one of the kings was on his camel, when he, too, saw the magnificent star and decided to go in search of the Christ Child. On his way, he met two other kings, and the three of them traveled together, just as the shepherds and the stars had, in search of the Christ Child.

Now, the animals of the forest were stunned by the brilliance of this Christmas Star, and they, in turn traveled to the stable where Jesus was born. Isn't it powerful to know that no one traveled alone; everyone traveled with others, be they kings, shepherds, or animals. They all arrived at the stable in Bethlehem, following the Christmas Star. They all knelt before the Christ Child who is their symbol of hope.

Don't let this story end in Bethlehem. Take this story into your heart and go in search of Hope and find the Christ Child in your life. Don't do it alone; always make the journey with others. You will be filled with great joy, and peace, and yes, hope.
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