Synopsis: Once upon a silent night, a stable stood. A star shone bright.

It is midnight on Christmas Eve, and a child is about to be born in a stable. How can the creatures help?

First, the cow offers up his manger, and the donkey gives his hay. The doves will sing the babe to sleep, the trees will watch over him, and the moon will fill his dreams with silver light. It’s a moment of magic, as a little child enters the world and brings with him the most precious gift of all: love.

A beautiful and timeless retelling of the nativity story, with a lyrical rhyming text and luminous illustrations, this book is the perfect Christmas gift.

Release Date: 11th November 2021

Genres: Picture Book, Christmas, Religious, Friendship, Kindness, Animals

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Bloomsbury and netgalley for the earc to read and review.

Review: What a beautiful book, from the literal most stunning illustrations to a story we all know told in a different way. It’s so beautiful.

The story is the struggle to find a kind place to birth baby Jesus but shares a different perspective and shows the care and love of the animals in the barn, the night sky and how kindly it shon for him.

The illustrations by Katie Hickey throughout this book are breathtakingly beautiful and capture the story perfectly. They will really add to the beauty of this story when reading.

This is a great book for those that are religious as it shares a story that is beloved, but I think this is also a wonderful picture book for those that aren’t, as it is just a beautiful story with incredible illustrations and would be a nice easy enjoyable read.

About Author: Dawn Casey is the author of the popular cheerful marine adventure More, More, More! Dawn has also worked as a children’s book reviewer for Achuka and Armadillo, and as the organiser of the Brighton Children’s Book Festival. Dawn lives in East Sussex.

About Illustrator: Katie is a freelance illustrator who graduated from Falmouth University in beautiful (and slightly soggy) Cornwall, England. Katie takes inspiration from her travels and surroundings to create characterful and atmospheric images. She uses a combination of hand-rendered print processes and digital techniques to create her work.


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