Review: Little Shepherd

Title: Little Shepherd
Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61633-085-9

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell

Little Shepherd is a short children’s book offering a new perspective on what happened the night Jesus Christ was born.

Cheryl Malandrinos tells the tale from the point of view of a five year old shepherd boy who whilst tending his first flock of sheep is visited by angels announcing the birth of Jesus. The boy, his father and the other shepherds following the angels instructions, go to see the baby.
Although hesitant at first to follow the others and leave his sheep unattended, the boy soon agrees that it is a night of miracles.

A nice story to teach this passage of scripture to young children.

The colourful pictures give children plenty to look at as they read the story. My only negative comment is that sometimes the pictures are so busy it makes it hard to read the type on top of them. For this reason maybe better as a ‘read to’ than a ‘read by themselves’.


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