The Littlest Watchman

Watching and Waiting for the Very First Christmas

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Beautiful hardback kids' book following the adventures of a boy who waits for, and then witnesses, the first Christmas.

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As children wait with anticipation for Christmas, they can follow the adventures of Benjamin­­– the littlest watchman–who waits for and then witnesses the first Christmas. Kids will be gripped by what Benjamin saw, and will be excited by the nativity story all over again. They will also learn why God's people looked forward to the birth of Jesus, God's promised saviour King.

Can be read to children aged 3-5, or read by children aged 6-7. A perfect gift for advent as you help children focus on Jesus at Christmas. Written by Scott James, author of The Expected One.

Can be bought with accompanying Jesse Tree advent calendar for family advent devotions.

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Age range: 3 - 7
Author Scott James, Geraldine Rodríguez
ISBN 9781784981402
Format Hardback
First published October 2017
Dimensions 220mm x 220mm x 3.3mm
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company

One of the key emotions children feel as Christmas approaches is anticipation. This beautifully written and illustrated story connects that emotion with the expectation leading to Jesus’ birth – and the hope we have for His return.

Jim Daly

President, Focus on the Family

The Littlest Watchman will not only encourage our children as they contemplate the coming of Christ, but also encourage the child in each of us as we eagerly wait for his return!

David Platt

Author of Radical and Counter Culture: President, International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

This is a beautiful story, full of wonder and expectation. I look forward to reading this with my own children, sharing with them the wonder of Christ's first coming and teaching them to wait expectantly for his return, even when it's hard to wait.

Courtney Reissig

Author of Glory in the Ordinary and The Accidental Feminist

Independent reviews


Aaron Amrstrong, Blogging Theologically, November 13th 2017

Through this imaginary tale of waiting and anticipation, James offers a re-telling of the promise that began in the garden—that God would send a rescuer for his people, a promise reiterated again and again in different ways. … My son insisted on reading it again and again since it arrived.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“Interesting but not great”

I like the illustrations - however to be very honest, the storyline is not very engaging and the link between the boy’s task and the Christmas story is tenuous. Also, as one other reviewer put it - would not be a good evangelistic gift.


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The Littlest Watchman | Scott James, Geraldine Rodríguez | $14.99