A simple retelling of the Christmas story, from the angel’s visit to Mary to the shepherds’ joyful praise of the new born Baby, this small format paperback, The First Christmas Ever is sure to be popular with young readers. Using the vibrant and popular artwork of Dennis Jones, families can share this timeless story of God’s love each holiday season.
Dennis Jones loves to draw. His artwork can be seen in books, magazines, games, toys and Sunday school curriculum. He’s illustrated several children’s products including the Read with Me Bible and the NIrV Super Heroes Bible. Dennis lives in Indiana with his wife Karen and has two grown sons.
The illustrations in this book made me giggle! The comic like pictures and the humorous facials on each face really made me laugh out loud. Mary had some really great facial expressions. I love how even in comic like illustrations the story still portrays the true reason to celebrate Christmas! JESUS! I had many laughs with my husband after the kids were in bed because the illustrator sure had a lot of fun drawing each picture. I especially liked the page where it showed Jesus as he was growing up. :)
My kids enjoyed the story which is about Jesus and his birth but it doesn't end their it goes on to share more about Jesus and the work he did here on Earth.
Thanks Zondervan for supplying a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.