Waddell, Martin. 2008. Room for A Little One. Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.
A nativity board book told from the animals point of view. It's told by Martin Waddell, an author that I usually adore. And this one isn't an exception. I enjoyed it. A lot. With great illustrations, simple and straight forward text, the message of Jesus' birth is a memorable one.
It was a cold winter's night.
Kind Ox lay in his stable,
close to the side of the inn.
Old Dog came by.
He stopped and looked into the stable.
"I need somewhere to rest," said Old Dog.
"Come inside," Kind Ox said.
"There's always room for a little one here."
"There's always room for a little one here," is the refrain of the text and its theme as well.
Definitely recommended. It's now available in board book. (It was first published as a picture book.)
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