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Stable in Bethlehem: A Christmas Counting Story (A First Little Golden Book)
by Joy N. Hulme
Illustrated with stunning, jewel-toned art, and featuring a festive foil-trimmed jacket, this gracefully written picture book captures the true Christmas spirit in a way children can easily understand. In tender verse that flawlessly incorporates simple counting, Joy Hulme describes the night Jesus was born in a manger, surrounded by animals and with only straw to pillow h ...more
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One of the many joys of this Christmas season has been sharing this beautiful book with my two-year-old granddaughter, May. There's such a quietness and gentleness about the text and pictures. May particularly likes cooing with the doves, nodding her head with the donkeys, and singing with the angels. A sweet, quiet bedtime story that she enjoys over and over again.
Feb 27, 2011 Janet rated it liked it · review of another edition
Perhaps the author choose to begin counting backward from 12 because of the 12 days of the Christmas season, but it did seem a little odd. The illustrations were ok and overall it seemed the story would be for a three or four year old, but there was nothing that reakky captivated me.