From School Library Journal
Originally written for second graders to perform, this rhyming alphabet introduces events, people, animals, and words associated with Christmas. Mixed-media collages use watercolor, cut paper, and fine lines to depict in a folk-art style the many tableaux. The background of each double-page spread features one color decorated in tiny starbursts of dots with rectangles of text and picture. Each couplet can be easily memorized by seven or eight year olds and would make a unique program; however, it would be a shame to miss the brightly colored, richly textured illustrations.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Isabel Wilner, the daughter of missionaries, lived her early years in China and the Phillipines. She spent her career as a librarian, and it was her work with children that brought her to write B Is for Bethlehem. She died in 2012. Elisa Kleven has been creating with her hands since she was a young child. She has illustrated more than 30 children's books, and enjoys the opportunity to bring imaginary worlds to life.
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.