After looking at this book for over a year, I finally ordered it and was not disappointed. It met my expectations and the end of the story was very touching. I loved the illustrations and the humor. I just wish I had a young grandchild to read it to.
The wisemen's story? No--this is the camel's story. Humorous, imaginative, delightfully illustrated. True to the biblical narrative--except this book like so many sends the camel and accompanying wisemen to the manger and stable. Bible clearly states they found the "house" and the "young child." Why not get it right? Other than that detail, this pompous and complaining camel recognizes and worships the Christ child. Children already familiar with the Christmas story will enjoy this. I got it for my almost 5 year old.
My four year old great grandson loved this book, as did his whole family. They liked the story, the pictures and the humor included. Imagine Humphrey complaining about the three small boxes he was carrying as being such a great burden and so heavy! The humor was not missed by the little ones. They plan to read it together every Christmas, as an example of giving willingly, as the Christ child did.