Little Star by Anthony DeStefano is a charming story of Christ's Birth, as recounted by a father to son. The age old story is told with a twist: it is from the perspective of the stars in the night sky.
There is a lot going on in this short little story. You have a parent retelling the Christmas story in a new light, but in symbolism, one can also see story of redemption through Christs death and the true gift of life everlasting. All these threads are woven together into a great tale of determination by a little star to shine out for what he believes in.
I was captured by the illustrations by Mark Elliot. Mary and Joseph are portrayed as very young people, which they were. The characterization of the faces in the celestial bodies are well done to show the emotions written into the text.
Overall, it's a wonderful book to share the true gift of Christmas with your child, young and old alike.
I received a complementary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.