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Christmas in the Manger: A Pat-and-Peek Book Paperback – October 5, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Series: Pat-And-Peek Book
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival (October 5, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694008362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694008360
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,256,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Laura Godwin has written several I Can Read Books under the name of Nola Buck including the popular Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters and Santas Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters. Ms. Godwin lives in New York City.

Stacey Schuett has illustrated many popular picture books including the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From by Franklyn M. Branley and Somewhere In The World Right Now which she also wrote.

Customer Reviews

My 18 month old loves it!
user
The pictures are beautiful and the rhyming story is simple, yet sweet.
M. Jackson
It is a very sweet and simple book that is fun to read.
Jalen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

69 of 69 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1998
Format: Board book
If you are looking for a book that tells the real story of Christmas in a style that all ages can comprehend, this one is it. It focuses on the animals in the stable, the shepherds, the star, Joseph and Mary. The last line of the book says it all for me: "I am the baby, asleep in the hay, and I am the reason for Christmas day."
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Pauline J. Alama on December 19, 2004
Format: Board book
I bought this book for my one-year-old son. As another reader mentioned, it doesn't really explain Christmas, but then again, it's anyone's guess how much of an explanation a one-year-old understands anyway. In every other way, the book is excellent: the simple poetry (based partly on the old carol "The Friendly Beasts") sounds touching and beautiful when read aloud; the illustrations are warm and appealing; even the layout of the book, with large letters on one page and a single bold image on the facing page, is elegantly designed and well-adapted to young children. I love to look at the illustrations: Mary looks joyful and loving, the animals look friendly but not too "cutesy," and (rarest of all) Baby Jesus actually looks like a scrawny newborn, not a chubby one-year-old, as most people draw the Nativity scene. I recommend this as your child's first Christmas book.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
Christmas in the Manger is a pat-and-peek book. It lets young children get involved in the story of the birth of Jesus in a very personal way by letting them touch the animals in the manger and the gifts the wise men bring the baby Jesus. The simple rhymes appeal to young children. It is intriguing how such a profound story can be related with such simplicity and easily understood by toddlers. Every Christian home should have a copy!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 2002
Format: Board book
This is the first time I have taken the time to write an Amazon review although I regularly use those written by others. I went to the book store to look at several book Christmas books including those that introduce the Nativity story and found this one to be excellent for my 2.5 year old. As mentioned in the other reviews, the text is rhythmic and simple, the pictures are large and easily discernable and it is just a perfect 1st introduction to the Nativity story. My daughter is "reading" it back to me already.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Patrick W. O'Hara on October 10, 2000
Format: Board book
I can't think of a better way to share the miracle of birth of Christ with my children. This is an excellent children's book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sara S. Schroeder on December 5, 2002
Format: Paperback
My 2.5 year old son was given this book for Christmas. It is a wonderful way to introduce children to the concept of "baby Jesus." It's simple, rhythmic like a poem and the illustrations aren't overdone. I read him the book then he takes it and reads the first line back to me on each page (I am the Star, I am the Donkey, etc.) I highly recommend it to parents wanting to introduce the reason for Christmas in a very simplistic way.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "jmitchell67" on December 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book has the cutest little drawings of baby Jesus depicted so sweetly! It's written in simple poem fashion that will draw the attention of your little one, all the while expressing that even the stable animals were an important part in the birth of our Lord and Savior! A must have for every family with children or grandchildren. Don't hesitate...BUY THIS BOOK! <><
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jane Austen on February 27, 2002
Format: Board book
My little girl has loved this story. It has been read and read for the last 3 years. It is a beautiful and simple telling of the Christmas story.
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