Friday, December 17, 2010

Blog Tour & Review: Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos; illus. Eugene Ruble


In the hills outside Bethlehem, Obed guards his first flock of sheep. When the angels appear to tell of the Savior's birth, he is hesitant to follow the others to see the new King. When Obed returns to his sheep, he realizes it is a night of miracles.

  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc

The Elliott Review: 

This book is extremely charming and a much-needed book. As a sometimes Sunday school teacher, I find that there are astonishingly few really good picture books that deal with topics of faith. Little Shepherd has vivid, eye-catching drawings with interesting facial details and colors that pop, ideal for drawing a child into the story. It would be perfect for a read-aloud in a Sunday school classroom or at home.

The story focuses on the night of Jesus's birth from the perspective of a young shepherd boy. It is a simple yet very well-told story. Interesting and engaging, it will bring the story to a child's level and help them to become involved with what happened on that night.

Source: Thanks to Pump Up Your Book for providing a copy of this book for a fair review.


About the Author:

Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor from Western Massachusetts. She is a founding member of Musing Our Children, and editor in chief of the group’s quarterly newsletter, Pages & Pens. Ms. Malandrinos is also a blogger, book reviewer, and online publicist. Little Shepherd is her first children’s book.  

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