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Reviewed by Carly Kendall for Readers' Favorite
I am no stranger to Jenny Cote's books. I have been on adventures with Max and Liz before, and I knew Jenny's new book, The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star, was going to be another fantastic adventure. Jenny's books feature Max and Liz, a Scottish Terrier and a black cat, along with a cast of entertaining animal companions who live out actual stories from the Bible with amazing accuracy. The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star starts out where the last book, The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe left off: telling the nativity story.
Even though this book is intended for juvenile readers, the big kid in me can't help but love this book and the other books in this series. I found myself laughing out loud and learning as the familiar story of the nativity is told in a wonderful and entertaining way. It was so nice to see some of my favorite animal characters from previous stories, and I was delighted to meet the new characters. Jenny writes with a terrific humor that keeps kids and adults laughing and entertained.
I was not disappointed by any aspect of this book. It is a very long book, over five hundred pages, but it reads very fast and is very difficult to put down. I was actually happy the book was that long because I just didn't want it to end. Parents can feel very confident in giving their young ones this book to read, but they may want to read it first, because why should kids have all the fun? I loved every moment of this wonderful story. It is another winner by Jenny L. Cote!