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Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Square Fish
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 8.00 (inches)|
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Wondrous things are happening in the stable. The animals are gathering. Shepherds and wise men and angels are coming from afar. All of them are flocking to see the Christ child, born this night in Bethlehem.
Cynthia Cotten has written several books for young readers, including Abbie in Stitches, At the Edge of the Woods and Snow Ponies. She grew up in Lockport, New York, a small town on the Erie Canal. She didn't always know she wanted to be a writer--she dreamed of being a teacher, a marine biologist, a U.N. interpreter and a jockey--but she always loved reading. "My idea of the perfect summer vacation," she says, "was to go to the library once a week, check out as many books as I could fit into my bike basket, and spend the rest of the week sitting someplace cool, reading." Cotten lives in Montclair, Virginia.
Delana Bettoli studied art in Boston University and Los Angeles. She lives at the foot of Oregon's Cascade Range.
The pace is just right for participatory read-alouds, and Bettoli's attractively patterned, gem-colored paintings amplify the sense of devotion and joy in scenes of winged angels and stars beaming love and light.
With a gentle, perfectly rhyming text, this cumulative tale presents the Nativity story in a beautifully illustrated version just right for younger children.
D ZaidelMiddleport, NYAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5January 20, 2013D ZaidelMiddleport, NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2I purchased this book for my Pre-K students. The pictures and story that I read online was wonderful. However, I was very disappointed that the author did not state that the child born was indeed our Lord and Savior, Jesus. We have very few opportunities to witness to children along with their parents and this book was perfect for this situation however it lacked the most important factor of "The Stable Birth".
Cheryl Loucy5 Stars Out Of 5October 31, 2008Cheryl LoucyThis is one of the nicest Christmas books I've ever read. It will be on my coffee table at Christmas time for the rest of my life.