This picture book gives a poetic retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth and why He came – to be our Saviour! The book is written in verse and this makes it enjoyable to read aloud. The author draws a contrast between a shepherd boy and a king, both in need of a saviour despite their differences and both finding their saviour in Jesus.

This book was enjoyed by a 6 and 4 year old and frequent re-readings were requested! The illustrations are attractive and engaging. This could work well as a gift but it would be best to read together with an adult so that concepts like sin and why we need a saviour could be discussed as they arise in the story.

Mairi de la Haye, St Peter's Free Church, Dundee