Synopses & Reviews
From dogs watching over the shepherds’ flocks when angels appear, to a charmed cobra performing in Herod’s court as the king tries to deceive the wise men, Wormell’s trademark animal imagery brings a new perspective to the story of the first Christmas.
"Wormell's (Teeth, Tails, & Tentacles) arresting woodcuts depict an ark-load of animals that witness elements of the journey to Bethlehem made by Joseph and Mary and their subsequent flight to Egypt. The dramatic, exquisitely crafted artwork brings a certain gravitas to the story of the first Christmas, though this abbreviated interpretation has a truncated tone that never fully captures the warmth and joy of the subject matter. As an added point of interest, a substantial illustrated glossary at book's end identifies each beast and its relevance to biblical times. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From dogs watching over the shepherds flocks when angels appear, to a charmed cobra performing in Herods court as the king tries to deceive the wise men, Wormells trademark animal imagery brings a new perspective to the story of the first Christmas.
This stunning and unique take on the Nativity story is now in a beatufiul board book edition. Wormell's trademark animal imagery brings a new perspective to the story of the first Christmas. Full color.
Award-winning illustrator Christopher Wormells stunning and unique take on the Nativity story will surprise and delight readers young and old
About the Author
Christopher Wormell is the celebrated English wood engraver whose illustrated books are collected and loved throughout the world. His first childrens book, An Alphabet of Animals, won the prestigious Graphics Prize at the Bologna International Childrens Book Fair and has been reprinted in numerous editions. His other childrens book titles include Mowgli's Brothers, Blue Rabbit and Friends, Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel, Animal Train, Off to the Fair, and George and the Dragon. Wormell lives in London with his wife and three children.