We’ve been lucky to review a number of Early Reader books from Orion as part of the Orion Star reviewer panel. Although Monkey, only just turned 4 is not reading himself yet, these books have really held his attention. We’ve just received The First Christmas by Georgie Adams, with illustrations by Anna C Leplar.
The First Christmas is the story of the Nativity. The 48 pages of this paperback book, tell the story in a simple way that young children will understand. Monkey listened intently as I read the story to him.
We shall be reading this story again today – Christmas Eve, as we prepare for the Crib Service this afternoon. The story is really well written and we’ll be referring to it a lot over the next few years.
At the back of the book there are a few pages which ask questions with pictures, a great way of ensuring that children have actually understood the story, a great discussion point.
Priced at £4.99 I’d recommend The First Christmas to any family wanting to introduce the story of The First Christmas to their children.