- Verlag: Zondervan; Auflage: Cdr/Bklt (Oktober 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0310719534
- ISBN-13: 978-0310719533
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 4 - 7 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19 x 1,5 x 13,7 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.628.427 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Jed and Roy McCoy, a Christmas Story: Storytelling Kit (Show & Tell / Cecil and Friends) (Englisch) CD-ROM – Oktober 2009
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Jed and Roy McCoy are feuding brothers. Jed says Roy is rustling his sheep. "Why, just the other day, 25 years ago, he stole my prize ewe. I didn't see him, but the wolf footprints were a dead give-away. Only Roy would be sneaky enough to wear wolf footprint shoes to cover his tracks." Roy says Jed keeps sizzling his sheep. Only the other day, "22 years, 3 months, and 4 days ago" he tried to make it look like his favorite ram was struck by lightening. Both brothers try to take revenge - except once a year, during a family celebration (with red and green decorations), when they tolerate each other and exchange gifts.
Then one night, an angel appears before them and says a baby has been born in Bethlehem who will bring peace on earth. Both Jed and Roy are impressed and excited. They run to Bethlehem and take a peek at the little baby. They are filled with joy and wonder. "Peace on earth? What will this baby have to do to bring peace on earth?" They run home, rejoicing - and end their fueding.
The last two pages of the book offer the Bible excerpt upon which the story is (loosely) based, plus ideas for discussion between parent (or teacher) and child.
What I Like: For kids who already know the Christmas story backwards and forwards, this simple book offers a new twist for them to ponder. Why did Jed and Roy feud? Why did they stop feuding? The cartoonish illustrations - although not always a favorite of parents - have wide appeal to young kids.
What I Dislike: Nothing - as long as parents take the time to discuss why Jed and Roy stopped feuding. No explanation is given in the book, so this is really a necessity.
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Christian Children's Book Review
Until one year when an angel suddenly appears before them. The angel says, "Surprise! I have good news! In Bethlehem a baby has been born who will bring peace on earth!"
The brothers are so excited they run all the way to Bethlehem to see the baby. As the text says, they are "filled with joy. Wow! Peace on earth!" They ran home rejoicing. From that day on, they fought no more and took turns watching the sheep.
The illustrations are bright, colorful and comical. They are not the type of illustrations you would expect to see in a children's picture book about the Nativity. Of course, this is not your typical story of the Nativity, so the illustrations work just fine.
What I Like: The illustrations. They are great. And the message: This is a story about the Nativity, but it is also a story about forgiveness.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review
I just don't think this is a very effective presentation of the Christmas story. Jesus isn't even properly identified, in my opinion; he's just a baby who will bring peace on earth. A kid in a Christian household will understand the greater context of this story because he will already know who Jesus is. The young child who hasn't been taught anything about Jesus, though, is unlikely to really understand exactly what the story is supposed to be about. It's good that the Bible verses of the shepherds' story from Luke are included at the end of the book, but I would much prefer to see more of that original story reflected in the illustrated text itself.
I read this on the Kindle, so the illustrations were in black and white - still it was nicely illustrated - if a little short.