December 4, 2014

The Manger Mouse - Giveaway!


God has a perfect plan for even the meekest of His Creatures.

The Manger Mouse, by Sarah Martin Byrd, is adorable! What a sweet Christmas tale.

Matty, a young stable mouse, anticipates the arrival of a baby King. Matty and his mother, along with other farm animals, share a home, burrowed in the mountainside of a little town in the Judean Mountains. It is a frosty night, and Matty is cold and tired, but Mother assures him the visitor will arrive soon. Though he is just a wee stable mouse, Matty has an important job to do. Mother instructs him how to prepare for the King, and he works tirelessly through the night.

The Manger Mouse planted a smile on my face from page one. The pastel illustrations, by Sarah Martin Byrd, are charming, and Matty the Manger Mouse is unforgettable. Children will be able to identify with Matty’s small stature, and learn the rewards of hard work and perseverance.

There isn’t a single thing about this story that I didn’t like. The fictional account showcases the birth of our Savior, and does so in an entertaining, reverent, and memorable way.

The Manger Mouse is a wonderful addition to a child’s bookshelf, and makes a meaningful gift for the holidays. It is geared toward elementary school aged children, but I can’t imagine ever tiring of this story—great for all ages.

5 Stars

Cover: Like it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Ambassador International
Pages: 32
Target: Elementary school—or a read-aloud story to younger children.
First Lines: It was very late on an unusually cold, damp, and frosty autumn night in that little town high up in the Judean Mountains. The early burst of winter had taken them all by surprise.

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