“Haven’t you heard? The King is coming to Bethlehem.”
“But Bethlehem is an itsy bitsy town,” Bitsy explained. “Why would a King come here?”
“This King is special. He comes for everyone, big and small.”
“Like us?” Itsy asked.
In Itsy Bitsy Christmas by max Lucado we meet Itsy and Bitsy, two sweet little mice who think they’re too small and too ordinary. But they hear that a King is coming to Bethlehem. They set off to find the King, excited about meeting Him. Along the way they run into other animals who discourage their excitement, assuring them that a King would only come to important people in important places. Just when they’re about to give up hope, they learn that Jesus has come for everyone.
If you pick up a copy of this book, be sure to download the coloring sheets to go with it. The kids will love reenacting the story using the little characters! You can also preview more of the story using this digital flip book.
I’m SO excited to surprise Emma with this as one of her Christmastime bedtime stories. We love Christmas books, and this heartwarming tale of Jesus’ birth is going to be one of her favorites.
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