Celebrate the miracle of Jesus' life! From his tiny toes kicking in the manger to his man-sized feet walking on the sea, from his swaddled shoulders to his strong arms carrying the cross, this colorfully illustrated story portrays Jesus' humble birth while remembering the life and teachings of the grown Savior. Ages 4 to 7. 32 pages, hardcover from Zonderkidz.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: ZonderKidz Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 10.75 X 9.00 (inches)
Tiny feet of Jesus, kicking up a storm. Angels circling round his bed keep him safe and warm. Now those feet are bigger, walking on the sea, Leaving us his footstep, saying, 'Come and follow me!' Celebrate the gift of Jesus from head to tiny toes. Discover the wonder of hands that develop into those of a carpenter and swaddled shoulders that grow to carry the weight of all mankind. Share in the humble birth of tiny baby Jesus while remembering the life and teachings of the grown savior.
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 400 books and still can't believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. She and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they're blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.
Julia Noonan wrote and illustrated her first children's book within a year of graduating with honors from Pratt Institute. She has illustrated the work of outstanding authors such as Jane Yolen, Laurence Yep and Jacquelyn Mitchard, and has published over a half dozen books of her own. She enjoys living near the beach and being with her family, as well as painting and writing.
This tender Nativity story begins with the birth of Jesus and ends with the Holy Family leaving the stable. In succeeding pages, a patterned text focuses on one aspect of the baby (his fingers or mouth, for example) and then shows Jesus as an adult using his fingers as a carpenter or his mouth in speaking and teaching. The rhyming text is gentle and soothing, even while showing the adult Jesus at the Last Supper and in the Garden of Gethsemane. The poetic story will be accessible to very young children, though they will need some assistance from an adult in understanding the nonlinear structure of the text. Noonan's illustrations use soft colors that complement the style of the text, with many appealing views of Baby Jesus and his parents on the first Christmas Day. (Picture book/religion. 3-7) -- Kirkus Reviews
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