I was recently contacted by Anthony DeStefano about reviewing his children’s book titled Little Star. I was thrilled to have the opportunity because sometimes I feel Christmas books with a Christian theme are in short supply. I was anxious to read it and see if my children would like it.
When it arrived my 10 year old daughter Em carried it off immediately and read it. She came back a few minutes later with a smile on her face and said she loved it. So later that day I sat down with all three of my girls and we read about Little Star. The littlest star in the sky, unnoticed by all, until Baby Jesus is born. Then boy, does he shine. It is a beautiful story of faith and sacrifice. Not to mention the illustrations are wonderful!
A little back story on Anthony DeStefano, that as a writer I found inspiring. He wrote this book when he was 15 years old and a student in Frank McCourt’s class. Thirty years later it was published. How’s that for perseverance?
The following picture is from his blog:
If you have children, or children to give gifts to, I highly recommend this sweet Christmas story!