Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall.
The Christmas Story was published by Worthy Kids/Ideals in 2005. It was written by Patricia A. Pingry and illustrated by Wendy Edelson.
This is definitely a Christian presentation of the Christmas story. The first page identifies it as “On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior. This is the Christmas story.” The last page also quotes Luke 2:1-16. I like that feature.
The Christmas Story is a child-friendly ,but fairly accurate, retelling of the Bible’s account of the first Christmas. The print is large with lots of white space. The book has a controlled vocabulary so a first or second grader should be able to read it with only a little help.
The illustrations are sweet.
I think The Christmas Story is a great book for your first or second-grader to read on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day around the Christmas Tree.