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Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
Baby Boy, Little King, written for young children, is a delightful rendition of the Christmas story. Written by Jim Hargrove and illustrated by Jamie Cosley, Baby Boy, Little King details the first Christmas in an enchanting way. By the author using rhyming text, young children will want to hear the story over and over again. Soon, they will be chanting the story along with the parents, as it is easy to remember and fun to repeat. The lovely illustrations will also enchant young children and their parents. The inclusion of animals, shepherds and the three kings demonstrates how all people are affected by this baby boy.
Artist Jamie Cosley also uses such items as patches on the Holy Family’s clothing and the gift of a loaf of bread from a young boy to demonstrate how the baby touches the impoverished. Likewise, Jamie Cosley shows the riches of the three kings. The joy of all is beautifully depicted, and the author highlights how this joy remains in current times with the last two lines of the book: "And we can do the same as they, And worship Him this very day."
In this unique presentation of the Christmas story, the use of rhyming poetry will certainly captivate the imagination of young readers. Author Jim Hargrove, and illustrator Jamie Cosley have skillfully developed an engaging children’s version in Baby Boy, Little King. The poetry and the drawings create an exciting and joyful atmosphere. Every child will be able to visualize the scene and feel a part of the unfolding drama. This is a beautiful book!