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The Crippled Lamb (original 1994; edition 2011)

by Max Lucado

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Title:The Crippled Lamb
Authors:Max Lucado
Info:Thomas Nelson (2011), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover, 32 pages
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The inspiring story that has encouraged thousands of children who have felt left out or who have special needs. In this timeless bestseller, readers experience the tender love God has for those who feel alone and different. Joshua was a lamb with a crippled leg who felt left out because he couldn’t run and play like the other lambs. But God had a very special plan for Joshua’s life, as He does for all who feel alone. ( )
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
The Crippled Lamb is a beautiful story of purpose and love. It is sure to become a year round favorite, but is especially good for Christmas. ( )
  StephLaymon | Jan 26, 2016 |
Max Lucado’s work never ceases to impress me. The Crippled Lamb is a wonderful children’s book for three reasons in particular. First and foremost, the language in this book is very descriptive. This description is not overwhelming, but rather it helps clarify the text for readers and allows the reader to imagine what is happening. For example, when describing the main character’s, a sheep named Josh, best friend, a cow named Abigail, he said “She was brown with white blotches that looked like rain puddles on a path.” This helps children to truly visualize the cow without so much as looking at the illustrations. Which brings me to the next thing I liked about the book, illustrations. The illustrations are simple, however they really bring the text to life. Throughout the book as you look at the faces and even the layout of the illustrations you can see the feelings being experienced and the emotion in the characters faces. The final reason I loved this book was the message. Being about a sheep who both looks different than all the others, and is also crippled makes it relatable for students who feel out of place or have disabilities. In the beginning of the story, Josh is teased for being different and unable to go places with the other sheep. However, at the end of the story he realizes that he was born for a reason and is fine the way he is. This story line is encouraging for students and rather uplifting. ( )
  agates5 | Mar 2, 2015 |
Author Max Lucado
Title Thr Crippled Lamb
Illustrator Liz Bonham
Publisher Tommy Nelson
Pages 16

Summary of main plot: There was this little lamb named Joshua who couldn't run and jump like the other lambs could. Josh was born with only one leg when he was born. Joshua had a best friend named Abigail. The other lambs made fun of him and told him he was to slow to make it to the next valley. Joshua saw a Shepard standing in front of him. Joshua stayed in the stable for the night. A noise he heard in the stable. What was it? Baby Jesus Gods son was born. Josh the lamb new this was a special moment.

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My response: I really liked this book I really liked looking at the pictures the illustrations were so well drawn. This book just makes me think and remind me that is okay to be different. And sometimes we get to experience opportunities that others wont. ( )
  Mihalevich | Apr 14, 2014 |
A lamb, who has always felt different and sad because of his black spots and his limp, feels his true worth when he is called upon to help keep the baby Jesus warm. The coauthors are Jenna, Andrea, and Sara Lucado.
  Vanessamom25 | Jan 17, 2014 |
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Lucado, MaxAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bonham, LizIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lucado, AndreaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lucado, JennaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lucado, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time in a sunny valley, there lived a little lamb names Joshua.
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Because Joshua the Lamb was different, he often felt left out-like on the wintry night when he was left behind in a Bethlehem stable. This touching tale helps kids see that even if they're different, God has a unique plan for their lives.

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A lamb who has always felt different and sad because of his black spots and his limp, feels his true worth when he is called upon to help keep the baby Jesus warm.

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