This BIG book is ideal for shared reading. Derived from the award-winning My Very First Bible, the Christmas story is presented in simple words and illustrated with child-friendly paper collage illustrations. Notes are included for parents and teachers putting the story in context and giving ideas for discussion. This book is published simultaneously with The Good Samaritan (0 7459 4951 7) and is in series with Jonah and the Whale and Noah and the Ark (March 2005) 'The vivid collage-style pictures, by Alex Ayliffe, beautifully complement Lois Rock's spare, direct text. The stories are told with an exquisite simplicity which faithfully reflects the language of the Bible.' Times Educational Supplement about My Very First Bible.
Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children's writer. Specialising in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into over 30 languages with sales approaching 4 million copies. She draws on her experience as a mother of three, and as a leader of church children's groups. Alex Ayliffe's papercut illustrations are bright and bold, dainty and detailed, with lots of character. She has an established reputation as a storybook illustrator, working with major publishers. She won the Sainsbury's Best Book for Babies award in 2000.