In this re-telling of the Christmas story, children can experience the excitement of the animals in the stable. Here a mother cat is searching frantically for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over there is the crying of a baby and angels singing the praises of the birth of a Savior. The night’s events leave a lasting effect on all the animals, especially the cats. It’s a refreshing approach to the Christmas story, with a strong, smooth plot, and yet teaches a beautiful lesson.
I think this is a very cleverly written book about the night Jesus was born through the eyes of a mother cat. It is a great way for young children to begin to learn the story of Jesus’s birth, and gain a clear understanding of what it means that he was laid in a manger. I think this book makes it really clear that Jesus was born in a barn and laid in a food trough. Sometimes we say the words, but it seems so sanitary and distanced from what the reality was.
The illustrations are great, too. They are vibrant and colorful, with bold lines and interesting expressions on the faces of the animals. Sometimes young children have a difficult time paying attention when reading aloud if there is not enough visual stimulation to hold their interest. These illustrations will hold their interest and give them a lot to look at and observe while listening to the story.
The font is also great because it is very large. The older I get, the more I appreciate letters that are large enough to see comfortably! I can imagine that other older readers such as myself might choose to read frequently because the font is so comfortable to read!
If you are looking for a lovely book to use as a tool to share the Christmas story with young children, this one is a great choice! I think many readers will fall in love with this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Crash in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.