Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Review: Chris Mouse and the Promise

Chris Mouse and the Promise
By: Tina J. Lackey Adams and Pamela Hopkins
Published by:   Outskirts Press, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4959-0
Price: $16.95
Ages: Children of any age
Rating:  5 stars
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker

Who might be the most important person who could visit your house?  The President of the United States?  The Queen of England?  Christina Mouse tells the story of an important visitor to her house.  Chris and her family live in a stable, and she has just tucked her three little ones into bed one night when she notices a beautiful star in the heavens.  Then a man comes by with a woman who is very pregnant. There was no place for them to stay in the town.  The animals all invite them in and make the stable ready for them, filling the manger with hay for the newborn baby.  When the mother whispers his name, they remember the promise that they had heard about since they were children.  Can you guess who this baby is?

Chris Mouse and the Promise is a very touching story about an important historical event recorded in the Scriptures as seen from the viewpoint of a mouse.  Author Tina J. Adams completed her Bachelors in Social Work from Northern Arizona University and is a member of several honor societies.  A free lance writer and poet who grew up with a passion for reading and telling stories, she has a heart for children and animals and serves families in Northern Arizona through Adoption and Foster Care services.  The soft, colorful drawings by Pamela Hopkins are a perfect complement to this lovely tale.

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