Thursday, October 21, 2010

Little Shepherd

Little ShepherdLittle Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a fresh take on an age old story. First, Mia's review: my favorite page was the on with Jesus in the manger. I learned that when God tells you to see something, you don't have to worry about other stuff because God will take care of it for you. My favorite part was when the angels came. I LOVED IT! IT IS   BE AWESOME! I loved the artwork! Thank you Cheryl! (she typed all that herself). Now my review. I really enjoyed reading The Shepherd Boy along with my daughter because it make me look at the story of the shepherds being told of Christ's birth by the angels in a new way. Obed is a five-year-old boy who has recently been given the responsibility of his own flock of sheep to protect. He takes this job very seriously, so when the shepherds head to Bethlehem to see the new baby, leaving this flocks behind, he is very worried about his sheep. While the shepherds worship the baby, Obed fears for his flock. His father comforts him, telling him not to worry, but the little boy doesn't understand the other shepherds' peace of mind. When he returns to find them all safe, even from the hungry wolves, he comes to understand that it was truly a night of miracles. Cheryl's writing really brings the story to life, this little boy so fearful for his flock, the shepherds' wonder, and the angels' joy. She portrays a powerful lesson of trusting in God to care for us when we are following his will. It's a great book for families during the holidays looking to bring more depth and understanding to the standard nativity story.

Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review!


Cheryl said...

Thanks Mia and Christy for your wonderful reviews of my book. I feel blessed by your kind words.

I'm not sure an author ever knows how her book will touch a reader's heart. That's why reviews are so important.

I hope your readers will leave a comment. Anyone who leaves a comment on this blog stop and includes his/her email address (so they can be contacted if they win) will be entered into a drawing for some lovely Christmas themed prizes. Details on the giveaway can be found at

Thanks again for hosting me today. I hope you have a blessed weekend.