Voices of Christmas by Nikki Grimes

Christmas Book

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

4 Stars

Illustrated book cover shows a serious young woman holding a sleeping infant, and a group of villagers in the backgroundVoices of Christmas by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Eric Velásquez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a beautiful storybook. Rather than a play-by-play account of the Nativity, it’s a collection of images and voices: brief glimpses into several different people’s perspectives. The pages hold golden text and emotional artwork with the quality of sand, shadows, and light.

We see Mary’s wonder.
Joseph’s anxiety.
Zechariah’s contemplation.
Elizabeth’s blessed dignity.
And more.

It’s an ethereal book made for a thoughtful and joyful kind of story time.

This snapshot of a shepherd and his sheep doesn’t do justice to the golden gleam of the text, but trust me, every page is beautiful!

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