Thursday, October 13, 2022

Away in a Manger illustrated by Jean Claude from Kregel Children's Books [Review & Giveaway USA]

ISBN: 9780825447662
Price: $15.99
My thoughts:  This old, beloved Christmas carol is illustrated with dark scenes that capture the night when stars shone brightly and the Christ child was born. The words of the classic hymn-carol, "Away In a Manger," flow across the pages as illustrator Jean Claude deftly recreates the Biblical narrative drawing the young child's attention and bringing him delight.

Not too cutesy nor truly realistic, there is joy and delight in the scenes. And as the sweet song ends, a blessing is invoked for "all the dear children in Thy tender care."

Truly a classic every child should learn. A treasure.

About the book: A classic carol reimagined in a beautiful picture book

This delightful, full-color picture book brings "Away in a Manger" to life for three- to six-year-olds. Filled with characters and animals from the nativity scene, this Christmas book for kids illuminates the wonder of the Christmas story through the lyrics of the beloved carol.

With stunning illustrations from artist Jean Claude, this book is ideal for reading together, or singing along, as a family. Parents and kids alike will discover afresh the joy of one of the most well-known Christmas tunes in the world. It's also a wonderful tool for introducing young children to the Christmas story in a way that's easy to remember and is utterly engaging. Buy it:

Illustrator: Jean Claude is a self-taught illustrator from the UK, currently living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. His previous work includes Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies and Albert Einstein from the “Little People, Big Dreams” series.

Begins October 13
Ends November 7 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and are freely given.  Giveaway prize is provided and shipped directly to the winner by Kregel Publications. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.


  1. 1. Istar's Odyssey
    2.The Little Christmas Tree

  2. I like "I Love You To The Stars" and "God Made Us Just Right"

  3. I like 'The Shepherd Girl of Bethlehem' and 'God Made the World'.

  4. That sounds like a great book for my granddaughter!


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