Monday, December 24, 2012
A Christmas star called Hazel by Vivian French illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert
The day of the play arrives. Mum and baby Paul are in the audience and Hazel looks just like a star but everything is not quite ready. Someone has forgotten to bring the doll they were going to use as the baby Jesus. Hazel steps in to save the day.
This Christmas book is perfect to read to a preschool or Kindergarten child. It was published in 1997 but you might be lucky and find a copy. Oddly in America this book has the title A Christmas star called Hannah. I wonder why? Here is the author web site. The illustrations by Anne Yvonne Gilbert are perfect. I love the way she shows the expressions of the young children.