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Mary sings a lullaby to the newborn baby Jesus as He lies in the manger, and in her song she describes how the world around Him is rejoicing at His birth.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 2nd 2000 by Candlewick (first published 2000)
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Miriam
Jul 10, 2015 Miriam rated it really liked it
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While this is framed as a Nativity story, the book would be just as enjoyable to non-religious readers. The highlight are Bayley's lovely illustrations, most of which feature general baby-ness and nature motifs rather than focusing on Jesus and Mary.
Marci
Aug 09, 2009 Marci rated it it was amazing
In this beautiful picture book, illustrated by Nicola Bayley, Phillis Root writes of Mary singing a lullaby to her new child. Definitely a beautiful picture book to add to a Christmas collection. It is especially nice for younger children. Clever readers will make up a tune to sing the song to those listening. Creative touches like this will make this a favorite for children every Christmas.
Nicole
Sep 20, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
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Simple text with beautiful illustrations; one of my favorite Christmas stories.
Kelly
A lullaby that incorporates various cultures' legends of Christmas gifts & miracles. Written as if Mary were singing it to baby Jesus.

Beautiful illustrations. Practically begs for music (there's even a staff between each line for writing in the notes!).
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Lovely art and concept of Mary singing a lullaby. Nature element was entrancing.
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"Picture books are performances," says Phyllis Root, quoting some sage advice she once received. "They're performances that involve a child--something both of you do. And once I started thinking of them that way, I started getting much looser about making up words and playing around with rhythm."

Phyllis Root picked up an early affinity for colloquial language while growing up in Indiana and south
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