A Child Was Born, A First Nativity Book, written by Grace Maccarone and illustrated by Sam Williams, is a good example of simple verse used to tell the story of the birth of Jesus. The muted colors of the detailed pictures invite discussion as the book is read to children. Beginning readers will also find the book easy to read to younger children. We enjoy reading this book, but we also make a point to clarify the Child is named Jesus, which for some reason is omitted in this book. We still find the book has merit due to its way of unfolding the birth, but we want to make it more concrete Who the book is revealing. We hope your family enjoys this book.
*What are some of the names used for the Child in this book?
*What’s your favorite scene in the book?
*Can you draw a picture to go along with the book?