Max Lucado’s Itsy Bitsy Christmas Review {& Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. The thoughts below are all mine and are not influenced by the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.

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Itsy Bitsy Christmas

Max Lucado’s Itsy Bitsy Christmas is a beautiful tale about God’s love during the first Christmas in Bethlehem. On an unusually busy morning in Bethlehem, two little mice, Itsy and Bitsy are told that a king was coming to their tiny town. Filled with excitement, Itsy and Bitsy begin to tell everyone they see about the good news of the king. However, no one believes them. No one believes that a king would come to such a small insignificant town. After searching high and low without finding him, Itsy and Bitsy begin to believe that a king will not be coming to their town. Just when they are about to lose all hope – they find out that what they had heard is true. This sweet tale teaches our young children that no one is insignificant in God’s eyes and He loves even the least of us.

Our two youngest children (boys ages 5 and 6) really enjoy this book. We have read it at least 20 times since it arrived in the mail for review last week. And with the discussion it drums up in our homeschool about God’s love, I suspect we’ll be reading it well over 20 more times between now and Christmas!

Why I Recommend This Book

  • I would highly recommend this sweet book for your young children to help reinforce the truth of God’s love in their hearts and minds.
  • It is a great conversation starter to talk with your children about the real significance of Christmas.
  • The beautiful illustrations and story line will help your children remember key parts of the story and help them grow in their faith.
  • It opens up the opportunity to talk about real heart issues that your children may be facing — and allow them to learn about how trusting in God can help them through the hard times.
  • We also loved the free coloring sheets that go with the book as well.

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  1. Tina says

    When I was a child we put out a big bowl on the dining room table for our parents to put our presents into.

  2. Kala says

    We always go driving through town looking at the lights with hot chocolate. We usually have a small gift for the kids usually pjs or a Christmas movie to watch. We read the Christmas Story and try to get them to bed a little early.

  3. says

    We all sit around the tree with hot cocoa and take turns reading our favorite Christmas stories. Daddy reads The Polar Express, and I read The Night Before Christmas. Then, at our youngest daughter’s request, we all hum Hark! The Herald Angels Sing…Charlie Brown style!

  4. says

    Christmas Eve is our “just our family” time. We order or make pizza, the children open Christmas pjs and 2-3 gifts that are Christmas movies, books, or games and then we read the books, watch the video, play the games . . . At bedtime the girls help me make monkey bread to rise overnight for Christmas morning breakfast.
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  5. Leanna says

    We meet up with the extended family and pass around gifts to the story book “the night before Christmas” everytime my dad reads the word AND we pass the gifts and at the end of the story you get to open the gift you are holding ($5-10 value).

  6. Patti says

    Christmas Eve Tradition, My husbands side of the family if HUGE, we all get together Christmas Eve and have gumbo and the children(who have pulled names earlier in the month) give their gifts.BUT before gifts are handed out, one of the Uncles reads the Christmas story(sometimes in a fun cajun accent)
    Adults play a white elephant game with gift cards.
    Would love this for my children! Max Lucado is my favorite!

  7. Ashleigh S says

    On Christmas Eve we have High Tea. Really it started as just tea and finger foods, but as the years progressed, it became a night long dinner and get together. Because my family were missionaries we didn’t have family close. This night was one that all the other missionary families gathered as family to celebrate Jesus birth. Now that I am married, I have continued the tradition. We invite family that does live close, as any other family or friends that would otherwise be alone on Christmas Eve. We eat, sing carols and sometimes have a talent show. :)

  8. Rebekah F says

    My kids are pretty young, so we have not established a Christmas Eve tradition yet, but I would like to do that.

  9. Amy says

    We always spend this evening as a family at church and then come home to finish our family Advent devotions around the fireplace.

  10. Karey says

    Our Christmas Eve tradition is making cookies for Santa and driving around town listening to Chrsitmas music and looking at lights.

  11. Jamie Chandler says

    when we were growing up, my dad would ALWAYS read the Christmas story from the Bible before we opened any presents on Christmas morning :)

  12. jennifer g. says

    The kids get to open one Christmas present before they go to bed on Christmas eve and it’s always a new pair of pajamas.