Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall.
Where Jesus Slept was written by Norma Lewis and illustrated by Katy Hudson. It was published in 2016 by Worthy Kids/Ideals.
This is also definitely a Christian Christmas book. It begins by quoting Luke 2:10B-11, and ends by quoting John 3:16. I like that.
Hudson’s illustrations are soft pastels except for the sapphire sky. The expressions of the animals and people look friendly and inviting.
Where Jesus Slept is a cute take on a very familiar story. It’s written in a circular fashion like “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” I like that, too. Young children enjoy the story repeating the same phrases in the same rhythm.
It begins, “This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” Lewis continues to add characters to the story and then repeats the previous text.
I think your preschoolers will really enjoy this cute story of Jesus’ birth.