This is a sweet children's book from the 1950's called The Shiniest Star. The author is
Beth Vardon with illustrations by Charlot Byi.
It was given to my husband when he was a boy but I remember we had the very same book at home too.
It comes in a box which is getting quite worn on the corners.
This is the actual book. The little gold star has been taped onto the cover.
The graphics are beautiful. I love the angels faces.
I love the 3-D fold outs.
The story is about the angels shining their stars to shine brightly at night.
One, angel, Touselhead, has a dull star no matter how much it is shined.
A star's bright shine helped these children find their way home in the woods.
In the end, Touselhead's star shines on the stable in Bethleham and leads
the shepherds and wisemen to the spot where baby Jesus lay.
Such a sweet story.
The next book is called The Night Before Christmas, definitely a favorite for generations.
This book is also in a box.
When you open the book there is a space at the bottom of the
right page with built in jingle bells.
The bells are under the farm scene at the bottom. You can just see them
peeking up. I've never seen a book like this before have you?
There are also the lyrics to 3 songs at the back of the book.
The back cover.
There are some very beautiful children's Christmas books available today
but some don't have the nostalgic character of the vintage ones.
I guess I'm just getting old. :)
Do you have a favorite Christmas story book from your childhood?
I'm joining Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
There are some really interesting decorating ideas over there using
old vintage 'junk'. You'll be amazed!
I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend.
Time's a flying!