Thursday, December 2, 2010


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Baby Bible Christmas Storybook

David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***


Rev. Dr. Robin Currie is the Early Childhood Librarian/Preschool Liaison for the Glen Ellyn Public Library and serves on the staff of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She is also the retired pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. Before and during seminary she was a children’s librarian for public libraries in Illinois and Iowa. She holds master’s degrees in Library Science from the University of Iowa and in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, as well as a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from LSTC. Her published books include seven resource collections for librarians and over a dozen children’s Bible story collections.

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Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Board book: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0781403685
ISBN-13: 978-0781403689

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on pictures to see them larger):

And now our Review:

Most of us lament the increasing secularization of Christmas, yet search as we might we struggle to find a way to counter the merchandising onslaught directed at our children. No longer. The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook provides parents a way to communicate the true meaning of Christmas to their youngsters in an interactive and fun way.

These books are made with thick cardboard pages and built to last. Filled with inviting illustrations, each page encourages participation with suggestions such as close your eyes…hold up a finger…pretend to open a door. And each page ends with a short prayer. As I flipped through the pages I imagined a toddler examining the pictures, going through the motions, and ending their story time with a heartfelt bedtime prayer.

If you act quickly, there’s still time to get one for this year’s Christmas season.
— E. G. Lewis

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