“The Shiniest Star” by Beth Vardon with illustrations by Charlot Byi. There is a gift card on the first page, this is blank and unused. There are two lovely pop-ups in the book that are both in excellent condition. The book is a plastic-comb spiral bound soft cover measuring 9 x 11¼ inches with 21 pages. Also included is the original paper nativity scene that came with the book. These are die cut paper doll-type figures, Mary is 4¾ inches tall. Baby Jesus is missing, as are a couple of other figures. The book is in excellent condition with very vibrant colors. The front cover has some light spotting, the back cover has some wear to the cover by the spine, and the plastic spine is split in one spot about 2 inches from the bottom, flipping through, the pages are clean and unmarked.
This is just the sweetest children’s book! The story is a little angel’s version of the first Christmas, as suitable for children today as it was fifty years ago. In the story, the little angel feels that he has made no contribution at all to heaven. His little efforts he feels go unnoticed, as he only goes around polishing the stars. His small unassuming job in heaven becomes his greatest contribution, when his shiny star leads the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem and the manger with Baby Jesus.
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