Cairo’s Christmas Journey by Janet L. Christensen

Happy Book Birthday to our latest holiday picture book Cairo’s Christmas Journey written by Janet L. Christensen and illustrated by Irene Renon! Cairo’s Christmas Journey offers families a sweet story that helps children remember that their abilities may look different that those around them, but even the smallest among us are called to share their beautiful gifts and wonderful talents with our Savior and King.

This powerful story takes place in the time and place of the first Christmas, and introduces young readers to Cairo, a small, but determined cricket. Cairo is given a mission and must face challenges and set-backs along his path to fulfill his purpose. This colorful picture book will be a nice addition to your holiday library as you join with Cairo in celebrating the birth of Baby Jesus and finding a gift to bring to Him this season. Be sure to request a copy at your local library and order a hard cover or paperback from our Bookshop, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and wherever children’s books are sold.


Cairo, I have a job for you. 

It’s a special night and Cairo the cricket is on a mission: he’s on his way to Bethlehem to play a lullaby for the newborn Messiah.

If only Bethlehem weren’t so far away!

Our miniature hero isn’t sure he has what it takes to make the journey. But with the help of a new crew of friends, Cairo sees God always finds a way.

On this holy night, Cairo’s adventure shows us that it’s in sharing our gifts that we truly glorify the newborn king.

Janet L. Christensen created a fun adventure as young readers travel with Cairo, who only has a star to guide him and must lean on help from friends, in order to meeting the newborn King Jesus.

Happy Book Birthday Janet!