Item description for Touch-And-Feel Christmas (Touch And Feel - Concordia) by Heather Henning, Nicola Bull & Gillian Chapman...
Overview Besides being extremely visually appealing, each set of pages includes a special feature that encourages little fingers to touch, explore, and learn. Tactile material peeks through die-cut openings in this retelling of Jesus birth.
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Studio: Concordia College
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.46" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
Grade Level Pre School
Series Touch And Feel - Concordia
ISBN 0758613830 ISBN13 9780758613837
Availability 0 units.
More About Heather Henning, Nicola Bull & Gillian Chapman
Heather Henning has written several popular children's books including Esmeralda and the Night Creatures, Dandy the Donkey, Biffy to the Rescue, and more. She collaborated on titles such as God Sent a Baby King; When God Created the World; God Made a World; Silly Stories; The Adventures of Misty, Minty, and Mango; Who's My Friend?, and many others. With more than 44 books to her credit, she lives in the Northern Ireland countryside where she teaches speech and drama.
Reviews - What do customers think about Touch-And-Feel Christmas?
Lovely! Nov 28, 2009
I've never met a young child who didn't love touch-and-feel books, so I was delighted to find Touch-and-Feel Christmas by Heather Henning, a simple, heavy-paged book with plenty of textures to see and feel.
In the rhyming text, the biblical story of Jesus' birth is told, from the journey Mary and Joseph took to the visit from the Wise Men (depicted as happening shortly after Jesus' birth). We learn that Jesus was born to save us from our sins and that he's God's son.
But it's the illustrations by Gillian Chapman that grabbed my preschooler and me. They appear to be made from layers of different types of cloth which are then photographed. And each two page spread features a texture you can not only see, but touch, like the innkeeper's beard, the donkey's silky ears, the angel's glittery wings, the lamb's fleece, and the slick and shiny Star of Bethlehem.
What I Like: This is a great introduction to the story of Jesus' birth; it gives all the basics and the illustrations are truly engaging.
What I Dislike: The older I get, the more I dislike renditions of Jesus' birth that show the Magi appearing in the stable. (The Bible says they appeared at Joseph and Mary's house; see Matt. 2:11.) Also, the book ends rather abruptly with the giving of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. However, I think these are relatively minor grumbles for a book that is likely to interest a great many babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Kristina Seleshanko Christian Children's Book Review
Simple introduction to the Christmas story Mar 30, 2008
This book is a nice introduction to the Christmas story for young children. The illustrations are rich and detailed, and the touch-and-feel elements are a wonderful addition.