The Christmas Show

The Christmas Show

Book - 2013
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It's Christmas and the children have been practising very hard for their nativity play. The narrators are word-perfect, the Important Angel has brushed her hair and the audience are in their seats. But when the curtain rises, no one's expecting a spare shepherd to steal the show.
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's Books, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780230767201
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,26 cm


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vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

Everyone has been working hard to prepare for the Christmas nativity play but will they be surprised when the spare shepherd decides to steal the show?

Dec 02, 2014

In this story, the little boy isn't listening when parts are given out for the Christmas play so he wanders around during practice. He worries that he is "nothing" in the show. He finds out he is a shepherd. During the show the boy picks his nose, sings the wrong part, dances incorrectly and forgets to leave the stage. But in the end, Granny says he was the best part of the play.

The illustrations are colorful and fun although a bit overcrowded on some pages.

Although I am a huge fan of cheering on the underdog, I did not like the negative mood portrayed, such as when the boy thinks he is "nothing." And how could he be the only child making mistakes in what I assume is a preschool or kindergarten play? This boy is singled out as the mess up. This book had potential, but didn't deliver the fun and cute factors.

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