The Midnight Visitors by Juliet David Book Review

by adustyframe ~ December 1st, 2015

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The Midnight Visitors is a charming story about the cow in the barn who made room for all of the visitors on one special night.

The illustrations are charming and make you feel the warm cozy atmosphere. Nathan really enjoyed this book and asked me to read it often.

My only critiques are these–1. The language is easily understood by little ones but on one page suddenly there are a couple strange word choices that seemed jarring. One is “what a cheek” when the innkeeper said that the barn was the best he could do. Another was the “bedraggled donkey laden with bundles….” I’m NOT opposed to big words and big ideas. The strange thing was that this was just one page out of the book with several odd word choices and then the book goes back to the normal preschool type words.

2. I’ve been trying to understand why this wasn’t included and perhaps it’s because it is understood but since it’s for little ones, I feel it should have been spelled out. Jesus is never mentioned in this book. Baby is and it says it was a special night but never any explanation why this baby was so special or why it was a very special night.

 

Disclaimer~I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 

 

Lizzie

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