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Monday 20 December 2010

Review: Baby Jesus is Here!

If the curling white yarn on the front of this book makes a forty-something woman reach and touch it adoringly, you can only imagine what it does to a two-year-old.

This sweet little board book is a serious retro-style gem, reminiscent of the Sunday school stories we all enjoyed as children. Charming illustrations beautifully complement a simple but poignant storyline, as the manger animals gather around that starlit night to welcome the new saviour.

Woolly lamb becomes curious, fluffy chick peeps "Mary had a baby!" and furry mouse whispers for everyone to be quiet - "Shh, he's sleeping in the manger..."

Little ones will enjoy reaching out and touching the furry backs of each animal in this touch-and-feel book, and adults with appreciate the return to tradition, celebrating the real Christian meaning behind this festive time of year.

Sweet and poignant.

Title: Baby Jesus is Here!
Author: Holley Gerth
Illustrator: Julie Sawyer Phillips
Publisher: New Holland, A$12.95 RRP
Publication Date: November 2007
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781400311002
For ages: 0 - 3
Type: Board Book