This is a good little book to use with little ones to prepare them for Christmas. My 3 almost 4 y.o. loves to flip open the flaps. The only thing I wish was different is for there to be a very short explanation after the verse. However, I can do that myself, so it's not a big deal.
We have not started using this book yet, so I am not going to comment on that. However, the Advent calendar in back does not start with the start of Advent. This year, Advent began on November 27. The Advent calendar did not begin until December 1. That's 3 missed days! I was quite disappointed when I saw this.
I was looking for a book that would help my children to prepare for Christmas through the Christmas story. This is a perfect book to do that! We can read a small part of the Christmas story from the Bible ending with a conversation to God, and then an easy craft to help apply the story. The crafts can all be done with stuff that you have around the house.
It's so easy to get caught up in the preparations for Christmas. This book is a great way to remind the family why we are celebrating. My girls (7 & 4)both loved reading the stories each day. We didn't always get to do the activities but it's a great option that the kids love. Very pleased with it.