This illustrated Christmas-in-the-classroom story reinforces and supports the experience of being involved in a school or pre-school nativity play. As Jennifer and the children act out the play they learn the story at the heart of Christmas and the wonder of gathering around the baby Jesus. Even when things don't go exactly according to plan, the mishaps in no way diminish the true Christmas warmth and magic. The book can easily be used by teachers and play-leaders as the basis of an actual play. The book features a page of photocopiable notes on how to use the story in the classroom - including tips on performing your own nativity play and guides for making costumes (also useful for parents!) and full text reproduced on the back cover for ease of use.
LOIS ROCK has an international reputation as a children's writer 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 is an award-winning illustrator with a distinctive and appealing paper collage technique.