Item description for The Little Drummer Boy Board Book by Ezra Jack Keats...
Overview This classic, illustrated version of the Christmas carol, which relates the procession to Bethlehem and a poor boy's offer to play his drum for the Christ Child, is now available in a board-book edition that will delight a new generation of readers.
Publishers Description Just in time for the holiday season, Ezra Jack Keatss The Little Drummer Boy is now available in a durable board-book edition. Rich, expressive illustrations bring the words and music of the beloved Christmas song to life in a format perfect for the youngest readers.
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Studio: Viking Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 5" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 0670062820 ISBN13 9780670062829
Availability 0 units.
More About Ezra Jack Keats
Ezra Jack Keats (March 11, 1916 – May 6, 1983) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He won the 1963 Caldecott Medal for illustrating The Snowy Day, which he also wrote. It is considered one of the most important American books of the 20th century.
Keats is best known for introducing multiculturalism into mainstream American children's literature. He was one of the first children’s book authors to use an urban setting for his stories and he developed the use of collage as a medium for illustration.
Ezra Jack Keats lived in the state of New York. Ezra Jack Keats was born in 1916 and died in 1983.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Drummer Boy Board Book?
A beautiful book! Feb 6, 2010
I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my 19 month-old grandson. I've always loved the story of the Drummer Boy and wanted to pass this on to my grandson. It also helped that his dad (my son!) is a drummer as well. The book is beautifully illustrated and is made of hard cardboard pages to last forever. My grandson likes to look at books and seems to enjoy this one. It was definitely worth the money.
love the art and that they show more than 3 wise men! Jan 31, 2010
The art is very original and gives a great feel of the wise men. I apreciated that perspective of the book (from the child's view point). I have a 4year old and 2 year old and the book leads to great conversation about what I gave give to Jesus. This is definately a book to read every Christmas.
Valuable Lesson Learned From The Little Drummer Boy Jan 16, 2010
Once, while looking through the children's books in a Bible store, I came across The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats. That was, and still is, one of my favorite Christmas songs.
I picked it up and began reading, noticing that each line of the song had it's own page with pictures that lovingly captured the heart of each. When the drummer boy, with downtrodden countenance, and a look of deep regret on his face, said to Jesus that he was a poor boy too, and had no gift, I was moved and touched in my spirit since I too, felt regret that I wasn't doing or giving much to Jesus, my King.
When I turned the page, the once dreary colors turned to golden hues as the boys face then shone with the realization that he really did have something to offer his king. His face filled with so much joy, he could barely contain it. He asked, "Shall I play for you?" It was at that point the realization hit---that I was doing something for God.
I had been playing my music for Him with the children's church and with my Bible study. But since it didn't seem hard to me, but was something I loved, I wasn't looking at it like it was something I was doing for him. Right there in the Bible bookstore I got all choked up and could not contain my tears of joy of how good God is.
It doesn't have to be hard to serve God. We just have to use the gifts and talents that He gave us. What a wonderful joy to serve God with the natural and learned gifts and talents with which He has equipped and gifted us. My eyes well up with tears, even now, just thinking about that moment. (And I still have this wonderful book too).
disagree with previous reviewer . . . Dec 7, 2009
My son loves this book (17 months) and the illustrations really hold his attention. I DO recommend it.
Disappointing Sep 23, 2009
This was a gift for a "first Christmas" for a baby. It was not keepsake worthy. Poor quality, odd illustations. Would not recommend