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ZonderKidz J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told

Small children will love this gentle story about the origins and symbolism of the candy cane, in this kid-friendly, oversized, die-cut board book. Set in rhyme, J Is for Jesus tells the tale of the candy maker's evangelistic creation--colored red (for Jesus's blood), and white (for our purity when we accept the gift of salvation). The simple, easy-to-understand verses, combined with colorful illustrations by Claudine Gévry make this a Christmas book that kids will treasure. Measures 11" high by 8 1/2" wide. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
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Review 1 for J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told
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Beautifully Done

Date:January 3, 2011
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Tinabug
Location:Naples, Florida
Age:35-44
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Received the book as a gift from a friend. Loved it so much I purchased one for all the students in my daughters class and gave as a Xmas Surprise. Have since purchased numerous books by the author Crystal Bowman, and look forward to more of her work.
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Review 2 for J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told
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Exactly the book I needed!

Date:December 17, 2010
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Momofmany
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I purchased this book for a Christmas Outreach! It is colorful, big enough for a small group to see, and beautifully illustrated!
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Review 3 for J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told
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Date:September 28, 2009
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Cassie S
2 years ago, we bought this book for our 3 year old Sunday School students as a Christmas gift. We began reading it to them in class so they would know the book. When they got them as Christmas gifts, they were thrilled. Many of them memorized the book because they asked their parents to read it so often. We had the same students last year as four year olds. When we read to them, this was one of the most requested books. I loved this book from the first time I read it, and it is clear that my students did too.
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Review 4 for J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told
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Date:October 9, 2008
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Karen DeVries
This book is a simplfied version of the Legend of the Candy Cane and is perfect for toddlers. The text is written with delightful rhythm and rhyme and the illutrations are adorable. A great tool for parents to teach little ones the real meaning of Christmas as well as the story behind the Candy Cane. I am not suprised it made the best-sellers list last Christmas.
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Review 5 for J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told
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Date:December 6, 2007
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Tanya Dennis
This oversized, die-cut boardbook relates the legend of the candy cane through simple rhyme and colorful pictures. Families gathered to see something new at the candy store. The candy maker was eager to share his newest treat, but also the story behind it. While telling the story of Jesus' birth, he points out how his candy cane will help us remember. It's shaped like a 'J' for Jesus, God's Son. When you turn it upside down ... "It looks like a staff that the shephers used. They were the first ot hear the Good News." The stripes are to help us "remember the day that Jesus washed all our sins away." The red symbolizes his blood; the white is because once forgiven, we are made white as snow.What I Like: It's a sweet story (no pun intended). The size and strength of the book are perfect for toddlers. The illustrations by Claudine Gevry fill every page with color and friendly characters.What I Dislike: The rhyme seems forced, lacking a consistent flow. Also, there's not a ton of action in the illustrations. It's mostly the candy maker just talking inside his store.Overall Rating: Good.Tanya -- Christian Children's Book Review
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