This beautiful retelling of the Nativity story that celebrates the timeless joy of Christmas and of welcoming a new baby into the world is now available as a Classic Board Book!
Have you heard? A baby is coming! Our baby is here?
When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens! Now every time a baby is born, we celebrate and people travel from far and wide to greet the new baby—because every new baby is a small miracle.
Filled with lyrical text and lush illustrations, this Classic Board Book is the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas!
Enjoy the diverse flavors of the season with some sparkling originals, a few familiar faces and fresh takes on the classics.The Christmas BabyMarion Dane Bauer, illus. by Richard Cowdrey. Simon & Schuster, (32p) "Have you heard?... A baby is coming!" Joseph asks innkeeper after innkeeper to no avail, until he reaches a group of laughing barnyard animals who happily make room. Joseph's refrain is echoed by rosy-faced angels and heard by shepherds and kings, who gather to peer at the child who "smiled at the world with God's own smile." The final pages shift to the birth of a modern infant whose family gathers around its crib. The parallel should hearten the youngest readers, though the jubilantly cutesy acrylics are sweet to the point of saccharine. Ages 2 5.