Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Review of Little Shepherd

Little Shepherd

Cheryl C. Malandrinos

art by Eugene Ruble

Print  ISBN 13: 978-161633-085-9
eBook  ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-086-6

Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

About Little Shepherd:

Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth.  Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

My review of Little Shepherd:

In Little Shepherd, Cheryl Malandrinos has done a wonderful job retelling the bible story, found in Luke 2: 8-16, where the angels come to the shepherds and tell them about the birth of a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  The shepherds leave their flocks of sheep in the fields, going into Bethlehem to see the baby who would be found laying in a manger.  Little Shepherd is told through the eyes of five-year-old Obed, a young shepherd boy who is tending his first flock of sheep.
This is one of my favorite stories in the bible, so I was very excited when I got a chance to read this beautifully written; colorfully illustrated book.  Written from the point-of-view of Obed, children will better understand the miracle of that wondrous night.  Cheryl did a wonderful job of conveying Obed's concern about leaving the sheep unattended, the wonder and joy of the shepherds seeing the newborn baby, and then again in sharing Obed's relief when he found not a single sheep missing or hurt.  It truly was a night of miracles.

Little Shepherd will make a wonderful addition to any home or Sunday School library.  This will be a book you will want to give to all the young readers in your life.  Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading this book to their children and grandchildren, not once, but many times.  All who read Little Shepherd, will cherish it. 

Be sure to leave a comment here, and then check out the  following link to learn about the two different giveaways going on through December 17th.

Also, be sure to stop back on Friday, December 17th, when I share an interview with Cheryl on the last day of her Virtual Blog Tour.


Cheryl said...

What a wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. It's very different being on this end of online book promotion. I'm usually reading reviews of other people's work, not my own. It's scary and exciting all at the same time.

Thanks for taking the time read Little Shepherd.

Wishing you and your readers a blessed Christmas.


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Very nice review, Susanne.

Wishing you the best, Cheryl.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Cheryl,thanks for allowing me the chance to share Little Shepherd with people.
Hi Beverly, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Dianne G. Sagan said...

I love stories like this and sharing them with my grandchildren. Thank you Cheryl for blessing all of us with The Little Shepherd.

Merry Christmas,


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