Cathy’s Award-winning Christmas book is Little Lamb Finds Christmas

 

It’s the story of Lemi, the lamb who always gets lost, is a holiday parable in which readers experience the love of the Good Shepherd, the drama of the Peaceable Kingdom and the joy of Christmas all snuggled together in a captivatingly illustrated book.

 

Get Some Lambs for the friends and family you love…

Order your copy at your choice of retailers, including the option to support a hometown business and “shop local” at a Local Independent Bookstore,

or on-line at Christianbook.com , LIGUORI,  Barnes and Noble or AMAZON (Click on the name to open the link.)

A Storytime Introduction:

Cathy offers the following introduction you can copy and print out to introduce the story if you read it aloud to a classroom group or at a holiday party:

“In a setting full of real events and real characters, we imagine a special meeting between a lost lamb and a lion at the Bethlehem stable with the Holy Family on that First Christmas. The story is told by Lemi, the lamb who always gets lost. Now, you may be wondering, “A Lion!? In Bethlehem?” In the first century, some lions were still roaming the countryside of Israel. These lions are known as Persian, Asiatic, or Indian lions. In the Bible, David, a shepherd boy from Bethlehem, told King Saul how he had to defend his sheep from a lion.”

“Throughout history there are many stories of animals who show amazing instinctive responses of worship (bowing, following, etc.) upon encountering a sacred presence. So pretend with us, that a lion was the first “king,” the king of beasts, to bow before the Messiah, the King of kings.  Jesus loves the little lambs, and He loves the lions too. Enjoy our parable about the Peaceable Kingdom, that the prophet Isaiah foretold, where there are no predators or prey.  Jesus’ Christmas gift to us is the love that brings peace in our hearts and among us all.  With Jesus, people who feels like enemies can become friends. The little child who leads us is the Prince of Peace.”

Little Lamb Finds Christmas Themed Coloring, Activity, and Song Page Downloads

Peaceable Kingdom Trivia Activity

(Just click on the name and open the file)

Finding Jesus! A First Reconciliation Activity

Lamb and Baby Jesus Coloring Page

Peaceable Kingdom Christmas Trivia Game

Lemi Lamb-y Match Up Game

Go to the Manger Hands-on Advent Calendar

 

 

The three Little Lamb inspired songs are an effort to emphasize the true meaning of Christmas in songs with familiar tunes (music in the public domain) that are not otherwise associated with the Baby Jesus part of Christmas.

Ba-La-Lamb of God Song

Jesus Came Song

The Prince of Peace My Shepherd Is Song

News and Reviews:

USA Book News winners of the 2015 USA Best Books Awards. Mainstream and independent titles score top honors in 12th annual USA Best Books Awards. Little Lamb Finds Christmas, written by Cathy Gilmore, illustrated by Kim Wilson chosen as the USA Best Books WINNER in the Children’s Religious Category.

Five star review by Virginia Lieto from VirginiaLieto.com.

This book presents Christ’s birth from the animal’s point of view, that of a lamb, but also of a lion. Both come together and recognize the babe as their King. A wonderful story to teach that we can be different, yet be united in our love for the Lord. I recommend this book as an excellent Christmas present. A great Christmas Eve read for bedtime! As a fellow children’s book author, I look for high quality, a great story and lively illustrations. You will find all of these qualities and much more. This book gets five stars from me!

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The bestselling Easter Storybook with Easter Bunny and Jesus together! Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day

Here’s an adorable bunny who makes it easy to teach children that JESUS is the best JOY of Easter! Co-authored by Cathy and her sister Carol Benoist, this book has been an Easter bestseller. Everyone LOVES this Easter Bunny. A frightened bunny witnesses the Resurrection and finds a new life when Jesus stops to say, “Don’t be afraid little Bunny, I AM with You.” Both adults and children fall in love with Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day.

 

Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day Themed Coloring, Activity and Song Downloads:

Bunny Behind Rck With Jesus Takes Fears Song Coloring Page

Easter Bunny Garden Coloring Page

Jesus is the JOY of Easter Eggs With Grid Format

Jesus, I Trust in You Divine Mercy Prayer Activity

Easter Bunny Double Song Sheet 

 

Get Some Bunnies for the friends and family you love…

Order your copy at your choice of retailers, including the option to support a hometown business and “shop local” at a Local Independent Bookstore,

or on-line at Christianbook.com , LIGUORI,  Barnes and Noble or AMAZON (Click on the name to open the link.)