_240_360_book-2061-coverThe Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel, Mike Berenstain, Zonderkidz, 2016. 

It is hard to believe as I sit on a cool day in October that Christmas will be here soon. Even so, we have already read our first Christmas book, The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel.

It is the week before Christmas in Bear Country and there is very little snow. By the time Brother, Sister, and Honey get suited up, the sun has melted most of the snow away. The next day, however, brings lots of snow! As the cubs play in the snow, they discuss what kind of snowman they should build. They finally decide on a snow angel, complete with a halo and a harp.

While inside drinking hot cocoa, Mama and Papa Bear use the opportunity to talk about the Nativity story. They use the Christmas figures in the windowsill to tell the cubs about Gabriel coming to Mary and announcing the birth of Jesus, the angels appearing to the shepherds, the wise men’s visit, and the angel warning Joseph.

Great Family Time

The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel is a fun storybook to help tell the Christmas story. It is one of those rare books about Christmas that does not involve presents. It is a great reminder to parents that the number one way for children to grow in their faith is through their parents. Parents can use simple teachable moments, just as Mama and Papa Bear do, to tell the story of Jesus’ birth.

As an added bonus, the storybook includes six stories in the Bible to read about angels. This is another great resource for parents and children to spend time together, reading the Bible, and exploring the stories found there, making it great family time.

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Thanks to BookLookBlogger and the publisher for a preview copy.