cover image Joy to the World Jesus is Born

Joy to the World Jesus is Born

Carol Greene. Concordia Publishing House, $4.99 (1pp) ISBN 978-0-570-04810-7

New to the Read-n-Sing Bible Stories series, this collection of hokey verses can be sung to the tune of ""Joy to the World"": ""So down the dusty road they went/ To little Bethlehem./ But all the inns/ Were filled up full./ There was no room for them...."" The cartoonish art is equally bland. In several unflattering scenes, Baby Jesus appears to be a giant blue jelly bean with a blank-looking face. Ages 4-7. (July)