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The Animals' Christmas Eve (Little Golden Book)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2004
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful "throwback" to another era, with this Golden book which highlights some of the great artwork and poetry to celebrate Christmas. The story focuses on the many different kinds of animals who were present when little baby Jesus was born, such as chickens, four brown horses, five gray donkeys, six spotted calves, and...I think you get the point. It teaches the basics and provides great inspiration and truth for the children on one of the most sacred days of the year. Read it and your eyes will probably begin to well with tears. The picture of the eight nestling kittens is truly precious, as well as the eleven puppies who listen well.

A marvelous collection for any library!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I was dismayed to see that this item is not shipping with the original artwork, but rather with very colorful, stylized illustrations. The rhyme is exactly the same. I will try to post a picture of the new art. It's pretty in its own way, but lacking all the soft realism that was so charming about the original.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2012
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I have a copy of this book from when my mid 30's kids were small and wanted to give their children duplicates. The newer version has ugly illustrations, so used copies was my solution. They love their books....perfect solution!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book was one of my favorites as a little girl. Now, as a grown-up, I'm overjoyed to have found it again. Gale Wiersum takes the familiar counting-up-to-twelve verse form and from it weaves a sweet poem, recounting what the animals say to each other on Christmas Eve, "after all the people leave." Each group of creatures offers a bit of the Christmas story to their fellows. The illustrations are soft and magical. Give this one to a child who likes poetry, or read it aloud during the Christmas season (I've even seen it recommended as a resource for Sunday schools). You'll like it, too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
The Animals' Christmas Eve
Purchased it for my granddaughter for Christmas.
Read this book Chistmas Eve to the children and then placed baby Jesus in the manger.
This will be an ongoing tradition
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2013
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I wanted some books for my grandchildren about Christmas and since my grandson loves animals, this one was perfect and he enjoyed it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2012
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This book was a favorite of my childen (now in their thirties) when young, and was requested by one daughter to get for the grandchilden. (I get them a Christmas book each year) We were both disappointed that they had "modernized" the illustrations and wish they had kept the original, but otherwise it's a great little book for children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2014
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My 3 year old loved this book. He loved the animals and I loved the simple story of the birth of Jesus.
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on December 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I was so Happy to find this book! I loved reading it to my children, and basically could remember the words from reading it so much! My daughter is an amimal lover from way back. Now a grown woman, and a vet tech, with a 6 year old daughter of her own, she got the pleasure of passing this story on. they read it at bed time, just like we used too. the art work is different, but the story rings true. I is just wonderful!!!!!
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Its a great story for young children. It's told through the eyes of the animals. If the child is over 8 they might still enjoy the story but it is really for younger kids.
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