Book Review: Kregel Blog Tour. The Midnight Visitors
The Midnight Visitors by Juliet David, illustrated by Jo Parry
About the Book: Miriam was glad to be warm and cozy. There were so many people in the town but it was nice and peaceful inside her cowshed. Little did she know that she would soon be joined by Midnight Visitors . . . and not just any old visitors!
Snuggle up and enjoy the warm, soft feel the art and narrative bring to this delightful Christmas picture book with a difference. http://www.kregel.com/childrens-story-books/the-midnight-visitors/
- Age Range: 2 – 4 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Candle Books
- Cost: $14.99
My Review: It was cold outside and Miriam the cow is so glad to be inside the cowshed keeping warm. It was time for bed as Dan the herdsman has left for the day. As she settles in for the night she heard a knock on the door. It was Rita Rabbit and her little family. “It’s a bit late for visitors,” she complained. But since it was freezing cold outside she let them in. And not long after, there came several knocks, Freddy Fox stopped by and so did Dan’s boss, the innkeeper. He was showing a really tired looking man and his wife the cowshed. He told them to make themselves comfortable. Miriam thought to herself, “is this a cowshed or a hotel?’. Then she realized the woman was expecting a baby.
This is a story about the birth of Jesus. After their long journey to Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary realized that there was no place for them to stay because the inn was already full. They ended up spending the night in a stable, a place where animals were kept.
The message from this book is about sharing and caring for others. Miriam was able to share her warm cowshed with others, even the fox was on its best behavior. But to her biggest surprised she shared her cowshed with the baby Jesus, welcoming his birth into the world. The illustrations by Jo Parry is not only bright and bold but helps tell this wonderful story.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Author: Juliet David has written many children’s stories and Bible activity books. Her other interests include painting, music, and travel to Israel and other Bible lands. This experienced author lives in London with her family.
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