Waldorf author Reg Down has kindly passed a few of his books along to me to share with you all! I’m so happy to review and giveaway his books, as they are just so beautiful!
The first up is a sweet little holiday book titled The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy. This is the story of a young shepherd boy who is surprised to discover a little cricket on the ground in the middle of winter. This little cricket who the boy had met in the warm, sunny days of summer, brings special news to the young shepherd and together they go to the lowly stable where the Christ child was born.
This story brings the story of Jesus in such a gentle and simple way that it would make an appropriate introduction to the story of Jesus for families of all faiths. The shepherd boy and the cricket are endearing characters who bring just the right amount of light-hearted fun and inspired reverence.
The most stunning thing about this book, though, are the illustrations. Each page is filled with wondrous watercolor that
gently depict the story with great subtlety. Features on the figures are left simple and unformed and the color itself is allowed to fill the page with beauty. Coming from my class teacher perspective, I found myself wanting to pull out my paints and try my hand at a few of the pictures.
I’m so happy to pass this beautiful book along to one of my readers. I could imagine this book making a truly special annual family read, becoming part of a lovely little holiday tradition.
If you would like a chance at winning this book, leave a comment below describing one of your favorite holiday traditions. I’ll choose a winner in one week — on November 30.