Sunday, October 17, 2010

Book Review ~ Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Title: Little Shepherd

Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Illustrator: Eugene Ruble

Soft cover: 16 pages

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. / August 2010

ISBN-13: 978-161633-085-9

E-book ISBN: 978-161633-086-6

Wise beyond his years, young Obed has become a seasoned shepherd boy. Acutely aware of the hillside surroundings while tending his flock Obed stares at the sky in wonderment. A single bright light fills the sky. At first afraid, Obed felt a calmness wash over him as the beautiful angels descend, proclaiming “A Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

Unsure what their message means, Obed looks to his father for guidance. With reassurances from his father, Obed and the older shepherds journey to Bethlehem to meet the newborn King. Their journey and meeting Christ the Lord is nothing less than miraculous.

Your fist reaction may be, oh goodness another story on the birth of Christ. Toss those thoughts away and immerse yourself and your children into the magical arrival of Christ the Lord. Children’s author, Cheryl C. Malandrinos has re-explored and created a beautiful re-enactment of Christ the Lord’s birth in a unique and awe inspiring rendition which surely will become classical reading in Christian religious school studies and home libraries.

The old time illustrations expertly created by illustrator, Eugene Ruble will leave you feeling that you journeyed through the countryside with Obed and his fellow shepherds.

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  1. This sounds like a delightful book for youngsters. It gives them more insight into how someone of their own age could have been there when Christ was born.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. This book sounds insightful and interesting to the young reader learning about Christ. Thanks for sharing this review.

  3. Nice review, Donna. Cheryl's book is on my desk. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. Donna, that is such a lovely review! Thank you for sharing it. Sounds like Cheryl (along with Eugene) has done a wonderful job. Little Shepherd can be such a blessing in helping children learn about Jesus and the reason for Christmas.

  5. How nice to visit Donna's blog today and see all these wonderful comments.

    Thanks for the lovely review, Donna. I'm not often speechless, but you've done it. I'm truly touched by your words.

    Connie and Bev, you've supported me so much during this tour. I can't say thank you enough.

    Mason and Terri, thank you for stopping by to offer your kind words. They mean a great deal to me.

    Wishing you all the best,



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