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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Review: The Grumpy Shepherd

With so many Christmas tales filled with joy and wonder, sometimes the grey of life can be missing, so I was so delighted to find a grumpy nay-sayer as the main character in this slightly different Christmas tale.

Obed the shepherd complains about the weather and his lot in life. In fact, he complains about everything. He even complains about his sheep. He can’t see what all the fuss is about when an angel appears to announce that a baby has been born. His first reaction is priceless: ‘Big deal… Another yowling baby to keep us all awake!’ You get the idea.

In a world where everyone is so different, I love that the grumpy can share Christmas too.

Title: The Grumpy Shepherd
Author/Illustrator: Paddie Devon
Publisher: Scripture Union, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1995, 1996, 1999
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781859993262
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book

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