Her books (which are written for children, but lots of adults are reading) include: The Jesus Storybook Bible, winner of the Platinum Book Award; Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the Association of Christian Publisher’s Book of the Year Award in the adult inspiration category; How to be a Baby, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Song of the Stars; as well as board books like Found and Loved for her tiniest readers. If you love nature, this is the Christmas story for you. Illustrations were marvellous and story beautifully told. Song of the Stars, written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, enhances Advent traditions and adds depth to Christmas Eve readings of the Christmas story. We’d love your help. The Song of the Stars, written by best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. Written by the wonderful Sally Lloyd-Jones, who wrote our favorite "Jesus Storybook Bible: Every story whispers His name.". 2011. Our 17 month old likes when we read this one dramatically because it has such lyrical text. Song of the Stars, written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, enhances Advent traditions and adds depth to Christmas Eve readings of the Christmas story. And how excited the animals were for "he who made them" to come to the earth. We all adore the beautiful illustrations of the creation and creatures as they listen to God and the angels declare that "It's time!". This does a nice job of picturing what the joy of the world could have looked like when its Creator arrived as a baby. It's time!". Zonderkidz. … The story is of how God's creation praised the coming of Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ), skipping all the preachiness of so many children's book. A really great read for Christmas Eve. Really a sweet telling of the birth of Christ. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2013. I appreciated the unique perspective a lot! It's beautiful and glorious, as the whole earth rejoices in His miraculous coming. Beautiful Christmas story. Book Summary: All of creation is filled with anticipation of the coming newborn king. Product Identifiers. The text is lyrical and perfectly captures the wonder of Christmas, while the incredible illustrations by the widely-acclaimed Alison Jay are the perfect accompaniment. This year, we've all got more reason than usual to hunker down inside during the coldest months. This book is just beautiful. All of nature anticipates the arrival of their King, in this gorgeously illustrated story that shows snails and whales, lambs and lions and wild stallions, all watching the heavens for the signs of Christ's birth. Her novels have been translated into thirteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. 2 and up, picture book, Margaret Wise Brown-like prose telling about the animals around the world preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, lovely language and beautiful, appealing illustrations by Alison Jay. It has such gorgeous illustrations! Isaac had a tumor in one eye that he had removed, and now he has to have his other eye taken out as well. This was delivered on time and is a lovely gift for my granddaughter to treasure. I have yet to read a book by Sally Lloyd Jones that deserves less than a 5 star rating. Refresh and try again. A book that tells the magic of Jesus' birth through the animal kingdom and the stars. It is a wonderful book to read aloud. A Song of Stars book. "It's time! Song of the Stars is a beautifully illustrated story book by Sally Lloyd-Jones, the author of the Jesus Storybook Bible. I love to read it because the language is so beautiful and the message is so lovely. You can almost feel the coolness of the water, the softness of the wind and practically dance to the way the descriptive and oh so lovely narrative sings. Thanks for stopping by my Goodreads Page. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again. News rang out across the open fields. She seemed very pleased. Another discovery this Christmas season and a gift from my sister for my birthday this year. The gentle and soft illustrations will be loved by young and old. This is a classic story told in many homes during the holiday season and this book is a great way to show a different perspective of that story to children. The whole world anticipates the birth of the Savior, as animals in the forest, the sea, the rivers and plains talk about his arrival and go to worship him in the manger. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story is a beautiful story. Both the words and the illustrations are breathtaking. Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2014. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is one of the best nativity stories I've read so far this year. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The pictures are gorgeous, both my children and I thought this was wonderful. She has been engaged in the lovely pictures and points to each animal on each page ("Fox! Beautifully illustrated and told from the perspective of the animals and all creation, Song of the Stars: Paperback – May 1, 2000. by Vusumazulu Credo Mutwa (Author), Credo Mutwa (Author), Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa (Author), Stephen Larsen PH D (Editor), Chief Luisah Teish (Foreword) & 2 more. This board book edition of Song of the Stars , written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to … In one of the meetings she catches the eye of a teenage boy, and through the course of the meeting she learns the boys name is Augustus Waters. Read more about how we use the Jesus Storybook Bible to bring Christ in to our children’s daily lives here. Jesus Came for Me: The True Story of Christmas. “(In Song of the Stars) Sally Lloyd-Jones captures in this simple story the wonder of Christ’s birth in a way that children can understand… Brightly painted animal illustrations fill the pages of this lovely picture book.” World Magazine “Song of the Stars: A subtle, yet satisfying story about the impending arrival of the newborn King… Lloyd Jones’s lyrical language… and repetitive refrains make the text suitable for … You'll find more @, Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Winter Reads. And the text about how Jesus has been born just gives us all the feels. My 4-year-old grandson loved it, and so did all my adult friends who got to see it before I gave it to him. Each page shows and tells about different aspects of our world – the wind, the trees, the animals, the stars – as they whisper to each other, “It’s time! and I just had to have this book in my library, and the libraries of my grandchildren. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Gorgeous illustrations accompany Sally's wonderful text. Lovely, Sweet Story With Good Illustrations, Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2019. The prose is perfectly suited for this anticipatory story. Welcome back. The nativity story is lost in this rendition of that historical event. Win-win. This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. It ends with Baby Jesus, but I think for little ones who can't understand all the politics of the human Christmas story, the idea that even the animals were excited can help make the connection. We first read Sally Lloyd Jones’ Song of the Stars when we were recently hanging out with some friends and their child, who is about to experience his first ever Christmas. Please try again. Imagine if you will, every item in creation anticipating the time when God would send His only Son to the Earth to redeem mankind. Keira, age 5, is captivated by all of the animals. Song of the Stars Summary Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. This Christmas story teaches several names of Jesus as various animals - and in fact creation itself - rejoice in the birth of the savior. PreK-K M. Genre. She loves books and 'reads' them over and over. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 25, 2019. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story is a beautiful story. Despite this hardship, Annemarie, Mama, and Kirsti still find things to laugh about. You can almost feel the coolness of the water, the softness of the wind and practically dance to the way the descriptive and oh so lovely narrative sings. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This way she can access the book any time she wants and enjoy the illustrations as much as she wants without her mom being worried she'll accidentally tear up the book. Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Start by marking “Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story” as Want to Read: Error rating book. All different kinds of animals appear in this story from lions, to fish in the sea, to bugs in a meadow. She is also the author of Song of the River, Cry of the Wind, and Call Down the Stars, which comprise the Storyteller Trilogy, also set in prehistoric North America. The simple words, "It's time, it's time," echo through the pages, as the animals of the world realize that something special is happening. I love Alison Jay's illustrations so the book is visually quite amazing. I purposely picked this book to be our first book of the season, which we will read on Dec. 1st. It reminds us how palpable that first Christmas was for the whole Earth. Using anticipation this story creates a magical setting. I will be sharing this book widely and often. I like it better in the regular size though instead of the board book. Product Information. I bought this book to read with my toddler before Christmas. I also love the fact that this story is told from the perspective of the natural world preparing for the birth of the Savior. Grades. Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story, Hardcover, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Paintings by Alison Jay, Zonderkidz, 2011, Ages 4 and up, 32 Pages, ISBN-10: 0310722918, $15.99 “The world was about to change forever” with the birth of a baby anticipated by all of God’s created order, “And it almost went unnoticed.” Thus begins this enchanting children’s story of how all God’s creatures and nature itself … Sally was raised in Africa, at a boarding school in England, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and now lives in NYC. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2014. She brings it to us over and over to read. Be the first to ask a question about Song of the Stars. Even the grass and trees join in on the excitement. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. By Alison Jay, Sally Lloyd-Jones. This helps young children, and older children, understand that God made the world and all that is in it. Publisher. After the meeting end… In this original fusio… This is a phenomenal story ... about the nativity ... told in simple words so children can understand it, but also in an exciting way that made it enjoyable for me. Another delightful offering from Sally Lloyd-Jones! This is a retelling of the Nativity from the animals in the world perspective. Books and Authors Top Teaching Blog Teacher's Tool Kit Student Activities The Teacher Store Book Clubs Book Fairs Scholastic Education Classroom Magazines ... Song of the Stars A Christmas Story. [Source: Bought] First sentence: The world was about to change forever. I have hard time reading this one out loud because I, without fail, get choked up at the end. I love Sally Lloyd-Jones. I really enjoyed this little book...looking forward to reading to my grandnieces and everyone at church. I loved the idea of the book, and I loved the illustrations. Simple enough for young kids, with pretty illustrations and lots of different creatures celebrating the arrival of the baby King. Zondervan. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. ISBN-13. This is a children’s book, but I was totally captivated by this story. August 6th 2011 I recommend this book highly-- get one for any beloved child in your life, and order another one to keep for yourself! Thankfully, those teetering WTR stacks can... To see what your friends thought of this book. I can hardly wait to read it to my grandsons. She has lots of Christmas books, but this one is definitely her favorite! 32 pages. The animals and the earth are eagerly watching for the birth, knowing the time has come; and the reader is drawn into the excitement of the coming Messiah in the form of a baby. Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019. I love the words within and I am sure this will become a seasonal favorite. Read this book first at the bookstore but did not purchase it, much to my regret. Would recommend it for children from 3-6. It is illustrated by Alison Jay with beautiful, gentle paintings using soft colours. Several years ago I discovered the book Song of the Stars by Sally-Lloyd Jones and it is so, so good. Seventeen-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster reluctantly attends a cancer patients' support group at her mothers behest. I love Christmas picture books and this one is a winner! He's there to support their mutual friend, Isaac. One of my favorite Christmas books of all time. This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. Song of the Stars features performances by Seven Dance Company under the artistic direction of Cassia Cramer, woven together with a narration by astrophysicist Paul Sutter. 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