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Santa, sleigh bells, mistletoe, reindeer, and presents: these are the tell-tale signs of Christmas. But for Christians, December 25 is also the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and what better way to introduce your kids to the story of the Savior’s birth than through LEGO!

Every year, children of all ages revisit the scene in Bethlehem with Joseph, Mary, the three wise men, the angels and shepherds, and the baby Jesus, swaddled and lying in a manger. Kids will love seeing ...

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Overview

Santa, sleigh bells, mistletoe, reindeer, and presents: these are the tell-tale signs of Christmas. But for Christians, December 25 is also the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and what better way to introduce your kids to the story of the Savior’s birth than through LEGO!

Every year, children of all ages revisit the scene in Bethlehem with Joseph, Mary, the three wise men, the angels and shepherds, and the baby Jesus, swaddled and lying in a manger. Kids will love seeing the story of Christmas played out using their favorite toys. Brendan Powell Smith, author of The Brick Bible for Kids series—beginning with Noah’s Ark—creates a magical “brick” world around the simplified text of the Immaculate Conception, the census, the guiding star high above Bethlehem, and the promise one little baby brings to the Christians of the world. This important Christmas story is sure to be the perfect holiday gift and a book for families to cherish for years to come.

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Publishers Weekly
Smith (Noah’s Ark: The Brick Bible) retells another Bible story using Lego bricks, beginning with the Annunciation and ending with young Jesus and his parents settling in Nazareth. Each page contains a Lego illustration, with the author’s customized details (the three magi, for example, wear head coverings, and one sports a snowy-white beard), and a few lines of straightforward text. A preface by Rev. Wanda Lundy of New York Theological Seminary suggests ways for parents to discuss the tougher aspects of the story, such as Herod’s order to kill all children under the age of two (“Always be honest... simple and brief answers are perfectly adequate”). An activity at the end encourages rereading and attention to detail. An offbeat winner for Lego fans. Ages 3–6. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Smith creates the world around the Christmas story including the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity, Epiphany, and the Holy Family's settling in Nazareth in LEGO blocks (the LEGO group does not sponsor, author, or endorse the book). Color pictures depict each scene with the text at the bottom of the page. The pregnant "brick" version of Mary, the angel Gabriel, and block-headed baby Jesus may bring a few unintended giggles from readers. A letter to parents from Rev. Wanda Lundry, director, Doctor of Ministry Program at New York Theological Seminary, discusses the issues that arise from the Christmas story in more detail-such as Mary's immaculate conception and King Herod's orders to kill all children younger than two. Not for everyone, but definitely a different take on the familiar story.—Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620871737
  • Publisher: Sky Pony Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 62,317
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the bestselling Brick Bible series for adults and two children's books in the Brick Bible for Kids series: Noah's Ark and The Christmas Story. He has produced nearly five thousand illustrations retelling over four hundred Bible stories. His work can be seen on his website at www.thebrickbible.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Dude whoever asked is it good, this is for you

    It's a book about Jesus Christ, of course it's good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Hey

    I have one question, is this book good?

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