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The Star in the Christmas Play

The Star in the Christmas Play

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All of the savanna animals are excited to audition for the school Christmas Play, except Raffi the giraffe. He's too tall to play baby Jesus, or Joseph, or even a manger animal. He feels discouraged, until he realizes that he's just the right size to play the most important part.

This endearing Christmas story for ages 4 to 8 will resonate with children who are still learning to be comfortable in their own skin.


"The muted illustrations feature adorable savanna animals in playful scenes as Raffi finds himself a perfect part in the play and learns not only to accept what makes him stand out, but to celebrate it."
Foreword Reviews

"A delightfully entertaining reading experience with an important underlying message, The Star in the Christmas Play is an ideal and highly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library Christmas season picture book collections."
—Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch, The Christmas Shelf


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Product Info

  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506438139
  • eBook ISBN 9781506480282
  • Age Preschool (3-5 years); Early Grades (5-8 years)
  • Dimensions 9 x 9
  • Pages 32
  • Season/Occasion Christmas
  • Publication Date October 16, 2018