Where Jesus Slept (Review and Giveaway) 

About the book:

“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.


Format: jacketed hardcover

Trim size: 10×10

Page count: 32

Retail price: $16.99

Reading age: 4-7


About the author:
Norma Lewis is the author of ten books. She lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.

Illustrated by Katy Hudson.

My Thoughts About The Book; 

The book is wrote in a nice repetition that will keep the child’s attention. It capitalizes some of the key words which makes a child realize they are important parts of the story. The illustrations of the book are so well drawn and detailed. They caught a lot of attention in our home. Katy Hudson done a wonderful job. 

“This is the STABLE

that sheltered the COW

that shared the STRAW

that lined the BED

where JESUS slept.”

I highly recommend this book to everyone to buy and even if you are searching for a perfect gift idea this could be it. I know it’s a Christmas time story but I would suggest it being a book added to a child’s library to read all year long. It has a wonderful meaning and is a really special book. 

Our family does a story for 25 days of Christmas. The books are wrapped and placed into a basket. Then each night before bed time one child gets to pick a book. We unwrap the book and read it as our bedtime story. Then we talk about the book and its meaning. It’s a wonderful way to spend time with my children. Maybe you could do this with your family too. 

My oldest daughter read it a few times before reading it to the youngest sibling. 

Her review in her own words; Baby Jesus was born and everyone came there. It showed where he was and his mother Mary and it was baby Jesus bed, hay, and where he slept. Mary would check on baby Jesus. Then the three wise men followed the star to baby Jesus and brought him gifts. 

  • I received a copy of this book as a sample all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine and my daughter.


My readers get a chance at winning a copy of this book to share with their family. If you would like to win a copy comment on this post with a gift you remember receiving as a child. I will pick one winner on October 30th at 3 pm. You’ll have 24 hours to contact me if your name and home address so the book can be shipped to you. If no contact is made in 24 hours I will be forced to choose another winner. 

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the

Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


3 thoughts on “Where Jesus Slept (Review and Giveaway) 

  1. A special gift was the year my parent’s surprised me with a trip. There was a trip that my dad was going on and he took me with him. He made a scrapbook to tell me all about the trip that we were going to go on. I still have the book many, many years later!


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