Monday, December 14, 2015
I love reading Christmas stories to the kids each season, and always try to pick up a few new ones each year. We could definitely read one per day from Thanksgiving to Christmas! I especially am drawn to the ones that keep the true meaning of Christmas, much like The Midnight Visitors does.
This book by Juliet David, Illustrated by Jo Parry is a basic animal tale about the members of the barn, when baby Jesus comes to visit. Written from the perspective of Miriam the cow, she notices that town is getting busier and busier this particular night. She was alone, bedded down for the night when she started receiving visitors on this cold night. First the rabbit family came, then Freddy Fox, and finally a very tired looking man and his wife. Miriam was so full of pride that the baby was born in her barn and laid in her feeding trough. The angels were singing and the shepherds soon came to visit. I really appreciated that the wise men did not visit in this story. In scripture it is actually thought that they didn't get to the Christ Child till he was nearly 2 years old. I very much appreciate even the simple stories that just show the family and the shepherds visiting.
The illustrations are delightful to young children. I easily read this to my 1 year old and she really enjoyed looking at the pictures. This was an easy read for a younger child to read to a toddler.
You can get your copy from Amazon HERE
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