Title: Good News! It’s Christmas!
Author: Glenys Nellist
Illustrator: Lizzie Walkley
This rhyming board book is a fun and bright retelling of the Christmas story. Drawing on Luke 2:10-11, children see the Good News being spread far and wide.
Lizzie’s diverse illustrations are really sweet and bring the nativity story to life along with Glenys’ lyrical rhyming couplets.
Each spread repeats “Good news” which children will enjoy and many feature animal noises. I loved the addition of untraditional animals in the nativity story, such as pigeons.
This gentle, rhyming retelling of the Christmas story would make a lovely first Christmas (or Christening) gift. The repetition and animal sounds, within such short text, makes this perfect for the very young and the diverse illustrations are equally lovely.
Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
Publication date: 2 October 2019
I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.