- Age Range: 2 - 5 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Repackage edition (October 6, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416978852
- ISBN-13: 978-1416978855
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 73 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PreSchool-K–This simple retelling of the Nativity story begins with Joseph arriving in a tiny town and, after knocking on doors, asking, &Have you heard? A baby! A baby is coming! After Joseph and Mary are turned away many times, their donkey takes them to a stable filled with beasts that welcome the couple. The acrylic illustrations are mostly endearing but the page with the angels may remind some readers of the children in Disneyland's &It's a Small World attraction. After the shepherds and Wise Men come to pay their respects and bring gifts, the book explains that every time a baby is born, stars and angels sing in their &satin voices, &Have you heard? A baby! Our baby is here! An excess of cuteness adds little to the timeless story.–Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library END
About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.
Richard Cowdrey has illustrated many books, including Bambi, The Christmas Baby, and the #1 New York Times bestselling Bad Dog, Marley! He lives in Gambier, Ohio.
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The only thing I thought that was a little weird about the story was the last few pages. After Jesus is born it talks about the baby in your house being born (aka your toddler) and how everyone came to see them after they were born. I think I would have preferred that they just left it to the Christmas story but it's still a really cute sturdy board board and I think worth the $5 I paid for it.