Star! Stable! Saviour!
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About "Star! Stable! Saviour!"
Witty and wordy, strange and absurd-y, truthful and fun for all the family: this is the Christmas story superbly retold by Cameron Semmens using virtually nothing but words starting with 'S'.Cameron's way with words is amazing, but not as amazing as the story itself - God coming to the earth as a baby, born in a smelly little stable. Now that'sunexpected!This book is a one-of-a-kind; for one-and-all; and one version of the Yuletide saga that you won't forget in a very long time!
Meet the Author
Cameron M Semmens
Cameron Semmens is a poet, entertainer and poetry educator with many books to his name, including 26 Tales from The Testaments, The ZOO in YOU, and Love is The New Black. He makes his living through words: running workshops, writing books and performing live. Cameron is a 'Vision Artist' with World Vision Australia. He lives in the Dandenong Ranges with wife Sonya and 2 young kids.
The ZOO in YOU was shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of The Year 2012, and the Grand Overall Winner of The CALEB Prize 2012. And Love is The New Black was shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of The Year 2014. See www.webcameron.com for more info.
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Star! Stable! Saviour! is the familiar Christmas story, retold for preschool children by Australian poet Cameron Semmens, and "supercharged with a startling stream of S's". Yes, it's the Christmas story with alliteration. Yes, there are a few changes from the traditional version (the wise men are scientists, and wear snazzy sneakers), but it keeps as closely to the account in Matthew as is possible given the emphasis on words beginning with 'S'. Yes, it's a little contrived at times, but it's a quick and fun read, and small people will love the repetition and the alliteration. The illustrations are bright and colourful, and sure to attract the attention of said small souls. You might even find the alliteration rubs off on you ... Recommended for those looking for a different take on a well-known story. Thanks to Wombat Books for providing a free paperback for review.
In this scintillating spin on the nativity, poet Cameron Semmens tells the Christmas story in words starting almost always with the letter 'S'. Smart, snazzy scientists in snappy sneakers from South Saudi Sands and simple sheep-snuggling shepherds in sandals converge on a smelly stable stall to discover that society's saviour has surfaced. The fun illustrations and repeated 'S' sounds would be a hit with young readers, but adults would also appreciate the humour. Perfect gift for Christmas.