Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pump Your Book Virtual Tours Presents: Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos (Goodreads Author), Eugene Ruble (Illustrator)

Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem on the night of Christ’s birth. Can he trust the miracle of Christmas to keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?








Cheryl Malandrinos

Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a
member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl also writes under the name of  C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

Pump Up Your Book and Cheryl Malandrinos are giving you the chance to win a set of 2 Little Shepherd mugs.

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My Review:

 I recently shared this book with our two boys, ages 6 and 8. They loved it, and we will be reading it again during the Advent season.
The boys loved putting a name and face to the story of the shepherds! They help put up our manger each year, and love placing the sheep in different places. Now they know one of the little shepherd's by name, Obed.
They listened as I read, and eyes got big at the mention of the wolf. When they heard the shepherd was only 5 and was able to stay up at night, they wanted to be shepherds!
Then we spoke of how the Angel appeared in the story, and we spoke of Jesus arrival. What a wonderful story for them to be pulled right to the time of the birth. They wondered how Obed could leave the sheep alone and the wolf not get them. We talked about the miracles.
What an awesome book to share and show a shepherd they can put a name to, and bring the magic of that night alive. Loved it!!

I received this book through Pump Your Book Virtual Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  1. Thanks for the wonderful review of Little Shepherd, Maureen. I'm so glad you and the boys enjoyed it. Nothing warms my heart more than when I read my book brought the Christmas story alive for children.

    Many blessings to you and your readers. Good luck to all who enter the giveaway.

  2. A favorite holiday memory as a child, we would shoot fireworks on Christmas Eve. Now, every Christmas my brother reads the Christmas Story before we open presents and then pray, then tell something we're thankful for this year. It's amazing how the kids become so involved in the tradition.
    Barbara Thompson

  3. What a wonderful tradition, Barbara. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing everyone a blessed holiday season.