From the Children: Easter, All ages section

The Easter Story

by Brian Wildsmith


Price: £5.99
Publisher:Oxford University Press (OUP)
Published:February 2008
GoodBookStall Review:
The Easter Story starts with Jesus travelling up to Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, which we remember as Palm Sunday. The story is charmingly told from the little Donkey’s point of view. The illustrations are very much part of the story, on the first page you can almost hear Jesus’ quiet voice calming the donkey before he gets onto it’s back, while the disciples stand back in wonder. After all, this young colt had never been ridden before. It is easy to forget that Jesus rode quite a distance, but there in the picture is Jerusalem in the distance and the crowds pouring out to meet him as word spread that he was approaching, flinging branches and clothes onto the road to smooth his way and welcome him. And so the story goes on till the Resurrection and then the Ascension – even then the little donkey watches in the foreground. The use of gold in many of the illustrations and the colourful Angels I found especially appealing. The centre page spread of Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane is particularly special.

Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew   (30/01/08)
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