I wanted to buy Aaron a book about the birth of Jesus, but it was really difficult to find one I liked. Then I came across some recommendations for The Nativity and decided to order it. Our copy arrived yesterday morning and I’ve already read it to the children several times.
The text is more or less straight out of the King James Bible, with some phrases omitted for clarity.
The watercolour illustrations are beautiful…
… if a little quirky and unconventional at times!
The first time I read it I was a bit wide-eyed at the pot-bellied angels with spiky red hair wearing boots and sitting on sheep, but although the illustrations are unusual they are down to earth and there are no halos in sight! Overall they give the story a sense of reality. On the whole I’m pleased with this book and I love that the text is so accurate to the Biblical account.