Title: Chris Mouse and the Promise
Synopsis (From Goodreads): Chris Mouse has just tucked her three little ones into bed when she notices the most beautiful bright shining star in the heavens. As she dreamily admires the star she remembers a prophecy she's heard stories about since her youth. A magnificent star would mark the birth of the Savior. Could this be the promise she had waited her entire life to see? What happens next will change the world forever. Life for Chris Mouse will never be the same.
My Thoughts: My kids and I sat down and read this book today to get into the holiday spirit. I really liked the casual, relaxed tone of the book. It's just a Momma Mouse who has sat down to tell you her story like you were old friends. Very cute! My 2 and 5 year-olds had a little bit of confusion when we read the part about Mary going into "labor" but my 7 year-old knew that meant having a baby so he explained it to them. It was a very condensed version of the Nativity Story but it was great for my younger ones. I also really liked the very simple illustrations. All in all, we thought this was a pretty cute albeit short story. I wouldn't have minded a little more detail in it but it kept my little ones attention.