Synopses & Reviews
A star beams above a stable. A donkey rests after carrying a new mother from afar. A ram guards the stable entrance, and watchful shepherds and wise men bearing gifts gather to visit the newborn baby Jesus, swaddled in linens, asleep in the hay.
The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text by Nola Buck, and radiant artwork by Felicia Bond, this is the perfect invitation to the youngest children to be part of the wonder of the Nativity.
The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.
About the Author
Nola Buck (the pen name of Laura Godwin) is the author of many well-loved children's books, including Christmas in the Manger
. With Ann M. Martin she also coauthored The Doll People
, The Runaway Dolls
, and The Meanest Doll in the World
. She now lives in New York City but grew up in Alberta, Canada, and has fond Christmas Eve memories of watching Eeyore, the family donkey, play a part in the live Christmas pageant in her hometown.
Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.