Embracing a Healthy Family: The Little Shepherd Boy

The Little Shepherd Boy

by Cheryl Malandrinos Book Review

Little ShepherdThe Little Sheperd by Cheryl Malandrinos and illustrated by Eugene Ruble is a delightful children's book that chronics the story of Obed, who is guarding his first flock of sheep, in the hills outside of Bethlehem. Obed experiences angels who appear to announce the Savior's birth.  Struggling with following the others to see the new King or staying behind to watch his sheep, he decides to go along and witnesses a night of miracles.

The story is geared towards children as it's told in the voice of a child.  My girls enjoyed the story line and the illustrations were colorful and captivating.  The simpleness and innocence displayed is appealing for children as well as magical.  I would recommend this book anytime of the year even though Christmas would be ideal. 
Little Shepherd

About the Author:

cheryl malandrinosCheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. A regular contributor to Writer2Writer, her articles focus on increasing productivity through time management and organization. A founding member of Musing Our Children, Ms. Malandrinos is also Editor in Chief of the group's quarterly newsletter, Pages & Pens.

Cheryl is a Tour Coordinator for Pump Up Your Book Promotion, a book reviewer, and blogger. Her first children's book, "Little Shepherd", was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, three children, and five cats.

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*Disclosure:  As part of my participation in the World of Ink January tour featuring author Cheryl Malandrinos, I received a complimentary e-book for the Little Shepherd.  The book tour is part of VC Grenier - Stores for Children Publishing's new idea in promoting authors a great way to introduce their books.  

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Cheryl said...

Thanks for reviewing Little Shepherd. I'm glad your family enjoyed it.

It's hard to believe my World of Ink tour is over. I've had such fun. I hope you enjoyed being part of it.

Blessings to all,


Michelle V said...

It looks like a really sweet children's book!

Michelle V

J.W. Nicklaus said...

Every review I have read thus far has hit upon the one magical facet of this story: that an event of such cosmologic importance could be told as seen through the eyes of a child—not a scholar, an adult, a leper, or a roving band of Roman soldiers . . . but captured from a child's perspective.

Not an easy task to accomplish.

While I haven't had much opportunity to stop and comment on her tour it has done nothing to diminish the delight I have in seeing Ms. Maladrinos garner such wonderful acclaim for her story.

Well done, Cheryl!

Ellen said...

I had a chance to read Cheryl's book a few months ago and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad to see others did too!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the review. Little Shepherd is a wonderful book.

Unknown said...

Very nice review, indeed. I agree that this book is never out of style or season!

Virginia S Grenier said...

Thanks for hosting Cheryl today. She's a wonderful author.

Anonymous said...

Another great review. Bravo.
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
Children's Author of Klutzy Kantor & Marta's Gargantuan Wings

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Nice review. Little Shepherd is a lovely book that should be in every child's library.

Congrats on a wonderful tour, Cheryl.

Rebecca said...

A very well done promotion of a book if I have ever seen one. Great review.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Go off to work a bit and look what happens. Thanks for your comments everyone. I feel very blessed by your support. Your heartfelt wishes mean the world to me. Thank you so much.


Margay Leah Justice said...

Congratulations on the good review, Cheryl! I think the highest compliment a children's writer can receive is that the reviewer's children enjoyed it. They are the ones you gear it toward, so it's important that you reach them. Sounds like you have.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for dropping in Margay. It's definitely a nice thing to hear when the kids are enjoying your book.

Hope all is well with you.


April said...

I adored The Little Shepherd Boy. The story, tone, lesson and illustrations are a marvelous combination to a fabulous book!

Connie Arnold said...

Very nice review to end your tour, Cheryl!

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