"This is a Christmas miracle like no other, with such richness in image and story that children will return to it again and again" (Booklist, starred review).
"Without a doubt the most original Christmas book of the year not the least because of its surprising yet, in context, fitting combination of the devout and the surreal."--The Horn Book, starred review
"The story is sweet, simple and wordless. The illustrations are intricate enough to warrant reading this one over and over."--American Bookseller
"...an upbeat story to treasure for this and many Christmases to come."--School Library Journal
“In a series of meticulously crafted panels, Collington poignantly relates the wordless story of a penniless old woman whose good turn is rewarded–she rescues the village church’s nativity scene from a vandal–when the figurines come to life and save her.”–Publishers Weekly, Starred