A few weeks ago, Anthony DeStefano sent our family his latest book, Little Star. The children were so very happy, and quickly seized it as soon as it arrived. For the past few days I’ve watched them…first it was a thorough perusal, comments about the pretty pictures and the little tuft of hair sported by Little Star. Later after reading it, it was their sweet observations about Little Star and his sacrifice. It never ceases to amaze me how even the littlest child understands this concept…it seems to confound so many adults. To the little child, a life given in sacrifice seems to make perfect sense…At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to the little ones...Matthew 11:25
Little Star finds a way to take his littleness, his seeming insignificance, and translate it into something truly big…an act of love that is bigger and brighter than the love of those around him. A sweet lesson for this Advent Season and a beautiful reminder for year round. I won’t reveal much more…the illustrations are delightful and this sweet little tome would make a nice addition to your Christmas and Advent collection. I know that my little “stars” are pleased to have it on our bookshelf!