This story is beautifully written and illustrated, and the most important message of all. If I had to choose just one Christmas book and story...this would be it. It was given to me as a gift, and it's a beautiful story for all ages, young and old...because it's a timeless treasure. The perfect Christmas gift.
I didn't realize I was getting an updated version Copyrighted in 2006. I guess I was expecting at least a reprint of the original book. Since I purchased and gave copies of the original for Christmas presents to grade school classmates in the late 40's, I was expecting something more like that version. I delivered papers to earn the money for them. Something unheard of today. Just an old man's disappointment...
I personally did not enjoy this book for my children the words were way to BIG and normally i like big words. I just didn't appreciate the inaccurate description of heaven I'm sure it's supposed to be cute but it's not accurate. I'll pass.
The illustrations are incredible! The story, however, gave a sense of heaven being a place where there are expectations on behavior and certain "good" behavior is rewarded. That is not the kind of heaven I would like to go to and will not expose my grandchildren to that kind of story. I do not feel like this is the heaven the bible speaks of, and the other angels played a bigger part in the story than the God who has already prepared the best place for us in eternity where there will be no expectations of us. I returned the book.
This was my favorite book when I was a little girl. Even before I could read I would sit and look at the pictures for hours. God spoke to my heart. I had one that was printed in the 50's the pictures are different and more (politically correct)but still the same message. I wanted my grandchildren to have it so I bought 3. It was a blessing to be able to get them online because I'm not in a very convienent spot for shopping. Your service was great ..thankyou