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Christmas in the Manger Board Book

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  253 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
The classic Christmas story, a joy to share with young children

The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

Parents, gradparents, other family members, and caregivers have all embraced this tellin
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Published October 3rd 1998 by HarperFestival (first published October 5th 1995)
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Amanda Snow
Dec 18, 2011 Amanda Snow rated it it was amazing
A short board book, this one simply introduces key players in the Christmas story. Like, the ram that guards the stall where Jesus was born, the donkey that carried Mary, and the shepherds that keep a holy watch. Everything rhymes nicely and has bright illustrations to keep little eyes on the page. A winner for the young ones!
Dec 28, 2010 Carrie rated it really liked it
My brother & his family sent this to Lincoln and it is a simple little Christmas book. Lincoln loves to find the shiny star and make the animal noises. Joseph doesn't get any mention, but he is in the background with male pattern baldness. :) It doesn't go into much detail, but who needs that at 15 months? Good little book.
Jul 26, 2011 Jeanna rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-books
Books like this explain why people grow up being so bad at punctuation. Someone at the publishing house should have explained to this author the difference between a comma and a period or a semicolon. Ach. (Sorry, Ms. Buck, but your punctuation here really is bad. There is only one page that doesn't have a comma problem, and I suspect it was just a fluke.)
Mar 25, 2015 Ember rated it really liked it
The book is very sweet and there is a shiny star to be found on pages in the book. I like the illustrations and my only concern is that Joseph is only pictured an never mentioned for what he did for Mary to get her there. He's just as much an important part of the Biblical story as Mary and Jesus, who are given their own attention in this book.
Dec 05, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
I liked it. ...more
Mar 19, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it
Great gift for baby's first Christmas!
Dec 01, 2015 Madison rated it really liked it
Perfect to start discussions about the true meaning of Christmas. Fun illustrations, simple rhymes, and key characters represented.
Dec 23, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, sara-s-books
Simple, easy story about the nativity. Exactly what I was looking for in a Christmas story book for my baby/infant.
Dec 04, 2012 Jim rated it liked it
v. sweet, pretty tale of the white Jesus child.
My nephew liked this, so I guess it works!
Dec 15, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Charming illustrations and rhymes show toddlers who was there on the first Christmas night and why we have Christmas as a celebration.
Dec 15, 2010 Trish rated it it was amazing
This is a cute story, but I gave it five stars for sentimental reasons.
Jul 24, 2012 Emilysa rated it really liked it
Very cute for a first Christmas book.
Dec 16, 2008 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Even though this is a board book, I loved it! It summarizes the Christmas story in simple terms that easily convey the holiday message to my children.
Dec 14, 2011 Deanna rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, childrens, christmas
Simple yet powerful. Great for ages 2 and under.
Dec 03, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, childrens-books
Cute little board book from the perspective of the animals, Mary, and baby Jesus (short, rhyming poems from each point-of-view).

Perfect for the Christmas season!
Sep 22, 2011 Sherry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
It may seem funny that I can be so moved by a simple little board book, but this one captures Christmas in a way that any child can understand and is really sweet.
Mar 05, 2008 Terry rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
The story is melodic, and the rhythm is reminiscent of "Jesus our Brother," a carol we sang as children. The illustrations are great: colorful without being overdone.
Dec 23, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing
Perfect board book! Got this at the library for 25 cents. I would pay full price for it!
Anna Anderson
Dec 05, 2015 Anna Anderson rated it really liked it
Cute! Each part of the nativity say "I am..., who...", ending with Jesus.
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