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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in California.Eric Velasquez, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem in New York City. As a child, his love for doodling and drawing was strongly encouraged by his mother. From his grandmother he inherited a love of music and from his father he developed a love of movies. Growing up in this setting, Eric says, 'Becoming an artist was a natural choice for me. I have never thought of being anything else.'
The colors of the book often are dark greys, blues, or browns, which is effective when highlighting the morning star or the aura around the Christ child. The exception to this are the two pages devoted to Elizabeth, mother of John, which are vibrant and favor yellow, gold and white.
The story concludes focusing on "You" and includes the reader in the storytelling, encouraging him to identify with one of the people highlighted in the book. Beware, that while Scripture supports some of the monologues in the story, the majority are fictional and not actually found in the New Testament. The book is appropriate for the 4-7 age range. Emily Moore, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
shannonmidwestAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Poetic writing, beautiful illustrations!November 19, 2011shannonmidwestAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We LOVED this Christmas book, it is seriously one of the best Christmas book's we have ever read. I love how each person in the book has a 2 page spread. The poetry and illustrations are wonderful and amazing. This book is just simply the best out there! In Voices of Christmas you get to really look inside the person and read their thoughts about the wonderful miracle that was about to take place. I'm so glad to have this book in our Christmas book library! The poetic writing and the beautiful illustrations make this book the whole package!!!!
Plus as a wonderful bonus you get a CD reading of the book to take with you in the car or would be perfect for the classroom listening center (in a Sunday school room or parochial school)
thank you so very much Zondervan for sending me a review copy we will cherish if forever.
Gina Vinkavich4 Stars Out Of 5December 21, 2009Gina VinkavichExcellent book. I bought this and wrote on each page, where the detail could be found in the bible. Although it states that it is written for kids ages 4-7, I gave it to my 9 year old niece, and think it is appropriate for all ages.