By arranging a few rocks together an entire story can be told. A Savior Is Born, Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas, created by Patti Rokus, is an unforgettable picture book that uses majestic rock art and simple yet powerful text to inspire wonder and awe as the miracle of Christmas unfolds across the pages. Readers will be absorbed in the nature-filled artwork that shows the birth of Jesus and the celebration of the very first Christmas in a powerful and unique way.
The cover of this book sparkles and shines with foil, embossing, and spot gloss.
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Patti Rokus spent her childhood in rural Oregon wading through streams, building forts and looking under rocks. A sensitive soul, she felt the joy and pain of others as if her own, and yearned to create beauty, connection and peace. Years later, taking a break from a career in technology with Microsoft, British Petroleum, Nike and others, she found her way back to her true loves - nature and God. Patti is still a wanderer, not yet rooted in one place, but can be found pocketing a few rocks on every hike throughout the Pacific Northwest, smiling at the attention from God. She believes that anyone can return to their true nature of connection, innocence and joy; but sometimes we just need someone to hold our hand and together find the answers to who we really are, and why we're here.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This simple little book using elements found everywhere on earth, rocks, is brilliant in story telling. I love how the shapes of the rocks have been carefully selected and placed in action poses that make up each figure or artifact in the nativity story. Patti, the creator, definitely has a sense of humor when you can see expressions in the rocks she chose to include or in the actions of the figures. When sharing the book with our grandchildren, they loved it and thought it was really "cool". Then when I gave them some rocks to create their own picture, it was so much fun to watching them busy studying shapes and moving the rocks around. We love this joyful new nativity story book! --Jacki & Rick Hunlow
My children from teens down to littles enjoy this story of the nativity told through rock pictures. We love hiking and collecting rocks so it is especially cool for us to see how creative Patti Rokus has been in creating such an uplifting resource for families and to display God's creations in a unique way. Plus, we bought several books to give to friends and family. The focus of the book is on the pictures but there is simple wording from the Bible to accompany the images. Look forward to the Author's upcoming Easter Rocks Tell Stories Book.
Well this is an unique approach to a book. A SAVIOR IS BORN: Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas is just that. Pictures of rocks arranged in a way to depict the Christmas story, which a few words describing the picture. This would be an idea gift for the child in your life that loves rocks, the artsy crafty adult you know who uses nature as their art box, or the person who collects unique coffee table books. My children weren't quite sure what to think if it, but I have to give the author kudos for creativity. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
“I wondered if each rock was shaped over time for this very moment—to represent Mary or Joseph, an angel, or even our Savior,” Patti Rokus writes in the notes of her children’s book, A Savior is Born: Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas. ~ What ~ This thirty-two-page oversized hardbound with a jacket cover targets young children from four to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it is a rendition of the nativity designed by rock arrangements. It would best be read out loud to non-readers or beginner readers who like to look at pictures due to their limited reading comprehension level. The book tells the accurate but simplified Bible story of Mary being told she will be having a baby, Joseph and Mary waiting for Jesus and going to Bethlehem, Jesus being born in a lowly stable, and the shepherds and kings visiting Him. Also added are written out Bible verses of John 3:16 and passages from Luke 1 and 2 and Matthew 2. Near the ending is the author’s note of how she came up with the idea of making scenes with rocks and an invite to create artwork. The rocks stand out against a black background. ~ Why ~ This is a nice book that promotes our Savior being born. I like the simplicity of making designs with rocks as well as the added Bible verses. I feel it would be a nice coffee table book to have available during the holiday season. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not want to promote teaching a child about Christ’s birth will avoid this one. Some children may find the concept of rock designs sophomoric and boring as there is little to view for young children, but it can stimulate creativity. ~ Wish ~ While I appreciate the creator’s rudimentary designs made of rocks, I felt it may be too hard to comprehend for some children. Having more of the story written on the pages may be considered as the most wording is in the notes and written out Bible verses. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a Christmas nativity book that cleverly depicts the scenes with rocks, this would make a nice gift for those that are attuned to nature and the birth of our Savior. Thanks to Z-Blog Squad for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.