"Twas the very first Christmas when all through the town
not a creature was stirring—there was not a sound.
The moon shining bright in the heavens so high
gave the look of midday to the Bethlehem sky.
The animals were nestled in warm, cozy places
with looks of contentment on each of their faces..."
Want more? One of my readers is going to get their very own copy of this beautiful book to bring into their home just in time for Christmas. The book is recommended for ages 4-8. I cannot wait to take it church and read it to my small group girls!
The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem and winds though Christ’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men. The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich acrylic illustrations of Christine Kornacki.
Who wants it? The only requirement is a Disqus comment telling me this: Who will you share The First Christmas Night with? After all this is what Christmas is all about the birth of our Lord and Savior- Jesus Christ. Bonus entries are available in the Rafflecopter form.
The First Christmas Night
Written by: Keith Christopher
Illustrated by: Christine Kornacki
Publisher: Ideals Books
Hardcover: 32 pages
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