"This graceful retelling will serve well as a first storybook about the Nativity, as it goes slightly beyond the basic story of the birth in the stable and gives just enough age-appropriate information for the intended audience. Pleasant, cheery illustrations in a naive style use characters with simple, almost childlike faces and present a calming, optimistic atmosphere overall."
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.