Monday, November 19, 2012

The Birds of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola – NOT RECOMMENDED

dePaola, Tomie The Birds of Bethlehem 40 pgs. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012. $11.55. (Rating: G)
During the Nativity, many animals were probably present –this is the story of the Birds point of view. They spent time chatting and when something interesting starts to happen, the birds are very interested. Turns out birds were able to witness the spectacular events.
I know this author/illustrator is wildly popular, but I thought this book was unnecessary. The bird’s point of view in this book failed to provide a new perspective to this much-told story. This book basically just rehashed the typical version. As a librarian possibly wanting to introduce a new reader to the nativity story, you could do much better than this book.
EL –NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary Librarian & Author.

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