Growing up, my mom and I would read this book every Christmas season, and some of my fondest memories of my childhood involve looking through the beautifully illustrated pages and hearing the touching story of a lamb who felt left out for being different from the other lambs.
Now, as an adult, I still read this book every Christmas and look forward to reading it to my kids one day!
i highly recommend this book for anyone looking for that perfect gift for all ages!
I am shocked by the positive reviews of this book. First off, the use of the word crippled is so awful it is like a punch in the gut every time I see it written. Secondly, the "crippled" lamb is left out by all the other lambs because he is too slow. How is this teaching a good lesson? My daughter is limb different and if some kids told her to go sit in the classroom instead of play at recess, I would be outraged and most definitely would not ask if she found a way to help the teacher! Please don't buy this book for kids who have differences, it just highlights how often they can be left out, and it does not teach a good lesson to kids about inclusion.
I have read this book to my grandson and granddaughter so many times, and each time I start to tear up when I read that God has a special plan for those who feel left out. My granddaughter took the book to school for Show and Tell, and the teacher showed the DVD to the class.