Wednesday, October 29, 2014

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Magic Music Button Edition) By: Phillips Brooks Illustrated By: Nathalie Beauvois

About the little book: A new musical board book that sweetly celebrates a classic Christmas ca Joseph, and the angels gather around the holy child, the events surrounding the birth of Jesus unfold. Children will love reading about Jesus' birth in this reverently told and sweetly illustrated book.

This traditional Christmas carol was written in 1868 by Phillips Brooks, an Episcopal priest who was inspired by a visit to Bethlehem.rol.
Based on the Christmas song, 'O Little Town of Bethlehem,' this book introduces the story of Jesus' birth. As Mary,

The melody of the song plays when the button is pushed. This new sound book will be a Christmastime classic for years to come. Ages 2-5.

My thoughts: Children absolutely love books where there is a button to push that brings music to them to go along with their story. In this case, the "story" is the beloved Christmas favorite - "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

Beautifully illustrated with soft, yet vivid colors with people that are simplistic in art style, the verses of this Christmas carol will be listened to, read aloud, sung, and carried all about the house, in the mini-van or the SUV along the freeway and into the grocery store. Children will absolutely not want to put it down.

Each turn of the page gives a glimpse of the town of Bethlehem and of the dear Christ child  with the words to this classic, old, true-to-God's-Word song.

My grand-girls have had their own copy of "Away In A Manger" with the same delightful push button for music. They loved it! I can hardly wait to pass along this copy of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" to them. There is a little 3-year-old whose hands will tenderly and lovingly hold this sturdy board book.

I guess you get the picture - this is a highly-recommended item here on Chat With Vera. 
GIVEAWAY: The good folks at Ideals Publications and their imprint CandyCane Press are holding a copy of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Let's see who will win and delight a child. Hopefully, the book will arrive in time for Christmas enjoyment. Begins October 29 & ENDS November 19 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to US addresses only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Ideal Publications in exchange for this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.


  1. The First Christmas Night looks like a good book too.

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  2. A Love Letter from God looks like a good book.

  3. I would love one of the Frosty the Snowman books for my grandson.

  4. This looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday!

  5. I have a young one who will just love this! Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  6. I would like "The Christmas Story." It looks so cute! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  7. I agree with you - children love to push buttons in books. My kids sure did! This looks very sweet. I've tweeted about your giveaway. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


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