Read the nativity story as never before – told by the animals who were there.
This hardback story book is beautifully written and illustrated, with charming characters and stunning backdrops. It tells the story of the birth of Christ through the eyes of the animals who saw it.
You will learn of Mary’s life in Nazareth before the Good News and experience the annunciation from the eyes of Sarah the Spider. You will set off on the journey to Bethlehem as Joseph’s donkey, Daniel, and hear his thoughts on carrying Mary on such a long trip. You will meet Obadiah the Ox, who learned how to share his stable and food with these strangers who turned up on a cold winter night and witness the birth of the most amazing little baby. You will then hear of the birth of the Saviour of the World through Lilah the Lamb, as an angel announces the news to the shepherd in all its blazing glory. And finally, you will follow the star in the sky with Khalid the Camel and his friends, carrying three wise men on their long journey from the East.
The Animals’ Christmas is a joyful way to fully experience the coming of the Redeemer for both children and parents.
Aileen Urquhart is the author of I Belong, the best-selling First Holy Communion programme, and is a mother, grandmother and teacher.
Emma Repetti is an illustrator and creative designer who has worked with great authors such as Bob Hartman and Aileen Urquhart.