Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Book Review: On This Special Night

On This Special Night. Claire Freedman. Illustrated by Simon Mendez. 2009. Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: It was a silent winter's night. Little Kitten was snuggled up in the old wooden barn. Outside frosty trees glistened in the shadowy twilight. High above, the heavens sparkled, watching, waiting... "Cuddle up closer," Mother Cat said. "Try and go to sleep." "But the stars are so bright tonight," cried Little Kitten. One star was bigger than the rest. Blazing with a brilliant light, it seemed to fill the heavens. "That must be a special star," Mother Cat whispered.

Premise/plot: Little Kitten is VERY curious one winter night. What is all the commotion about? Why are all the animals so excited about something? This picture book retells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of a barn cat.

My thoughts: I liked it. I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the illustrations. The story is okay.

Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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