This sincere retelling of the Christmas story is perfect for children under six, introducing them to the great story at the heart of the festival and its message of love. Sweet illustrations help the story along, telling little children about all the events of the nativity: the angels' visits to Mary and Joseph; the journey to Bethlehem; the shepherds and the angels; the wise men's travels and encounter with Herod; and Mary and Joseph's care for the baby that would grow up to show the world God's love. Originally introduced as a small format hardcover, this beloved Christmas story is now available as an affordable paperback.
Christina Goodings has a young family and knows how to keep young children interested and occupied. She draws on her experiences as a primary school teacher, a Sunday school teacher, and a storyteller in her writing of books for children. For Lion these include Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me, Hands-On Bible Craft Book, and I Want to Know About the Bible.