Jesús, Mary, and Joseph Virtual Book Tour, Review and Giveaway

Friday, November 5, 2021


Jesús, Mary, and Joseph

Written by Kathleen T. Pelley

Illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic

Ages 3-7 | 32 Pages

Publisher: Journey with Story Press | ISBN-13: 9780578651965

Publisher’s Synopsis: After Jesús finally lands a part as an innkeeper in his school’s Nativity play, he asks God to help him be the best innkeeper ever. Day by day, he grows more and more confident in his role, but on opening night, he finds himself so swept up in this long-ago world, that when Mary and Joseph ask him, ”Do you have any room at your inn?” he comes up with his own answer, causing chaos on the stage.

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KATHLEEN T. PELLEY is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, but spent most of her childhood summers playing on her grandparents’ farm in Ireland. Her passion for stories stemmed from listening to them on the radio during the BBC children’s story hour. She is the award-winning author of seven other picture books and hosts her own storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.

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Jesús, Mary, and Joseph shares not only the Christmas Nativity story, but it also demonstrates a young boy's faith in God through prayer and expressing gratitude when his prayers are answered in ways that he might not have expected. The prayers are almost told like letters rather than prayers. The boy asks for God's advice and help in an easy conversational tone. I liked the recognition of faith in this book, applying it in your life, and recognizing it in your life. It was shown in a simple way that makes it easy for kids to understand and was relatable. I felt like the author did a good job at writing this story and showing that prayers can be answered and heard. The story also shares some examples of ways kids can help and participate in Christmas like setting up a Nativity, prayer, making stars and expressing gratitude. The story is told in a way that kids can relate to the main character through his desire to do his best and excitement at being a part of the Nativity. The illustrations are simple, attractive and appealing for young audiences. The illustrations also show a diversity of children. This book is a fun book to read during the Christmas season. I also thought the amount of words was just right for reading out loud to a young child.


Enter for a chance to win a Jesús, Mary, and Joseph prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A hardcover copy of Jesús, Mary, and Joseph, autographed by Kathleen T. Pelley
  • A paperback copy of Five Little Angels
  • An Audible copy of Five Little Angels
  • A $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
  • A Nativity sticker book
  • A shoutout on the Journey with Story podcast

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of Jesús, Mary, and Joseph, autographed by Kathleen T. Pelley
  • A Nativity sticker book

The giveaway ends November 30, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT. 

This post is in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Kathleen T. Pelley. Please note that I received a free ebook to review, however, this is my honest opinion.

1 comment :

  1. I'd love to win because it would help us celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.


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