Reviewer: Margaret Welwood
“He has a present now.” (May, 4 years old)
As a young four-year-old, my granddaughter May appreciated the artwork and the story, which I told her rather than read word for word. This big coffee table book with stunning artwork drew her in immediately. Perhaps May’s favorite character was the cat; we enjoyed looking for the feline on different pages, and noting the remarkable difference in her demeanour when she heard the little drummer. And May, a truly kind-hearted little girl, appreciated the little boy’s and baby mouse’s plight—no gift for the Baby King.
I enjoyed sharing this very special story with May—the Christmas Story as experienced by the stable animals is not new, but The Mouse in the Manger is a new twist. “What shall I give the King?” is another common theme, here enhanced by both an original story, and art reflecting the majesty of that momentous night.
It was a privilege to review this book, and it is a privilege to own it.
12/21/2017 09:10:54 am
12/21/2017 09:46:59 am
A truly gifted writer.
12/21/2017 10:27:58 am
Boyd is an amazing writer who has captured a Christmas story like no other. A great read!
12/21/2017 11:05:23 am
Definitely the best book of the year for me. A must read!
12/21/2017 11:28:08 am
12/21/2017 07:20:19 pm
A delightful learning experience for our young boys of 5&7 of the original Christmas.
12/22/2017 01:25:00 am
Boyd has an amazing way at storytelling and writing! It is an art thru words. Another great book!
12/22/2017 07:28:32 am
Another wonderful book of Johnny Boyd*s!
12/22/2017 11:42:00 am
Fantastic for the little ones.
12/22/2017 04:50:30 pm
Beautifully written, and the art matches the story perfectly.
12/23/2017 06:50:47 pm
A sweet, sweet story by a fine young man!!
12/24/2017 10:28:27 am
Johnny gives us an outstanding message of Love, & the illustrations are A-1!!!
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