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Hurry Hurry Have You Heard Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 1, 2008
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PreSchool-Grade 1–After a newborn baby in a stable smiles, a small bird spreads the news of his birth throughout the countryside, and all sorts of woodland animals come to welcome the infant. He coos with glee, and the animals fall asleep all around him as his mother sings a lullaby. Although neither the baby nor his mother is named in the simple rhyming text, one assumes it is Baby Jesus. Anachronisms aside (the snowy, forested countryside; a mother looking more like a 19th-century Dutch peasant than a young woman of Galilee; a tortoise crawling through the snow), the gouache paintings have huge appeal–no young child will be able to resist the three kittens in mittens or the gift-bearing bugs wearing hats and scarves. Bethlehem this is not, but the story remains the same. Buy it if you are looking for sweet and cheerful books for holiday sharing.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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About the Author
Laura Krauss Melmed is the beloved author of 13 books, including such perennial favorites as The Rainbabies, illustrated by Jim LaMarche; and I Love You As Much, illustrated by Henri Sorensen. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Jane Dyer has illustrated nearly 50 books, including Time for Bed by Mem Fox and I Love You Like Crazycakes by Rose Lewis. She lives in Northampton and Cummington, Massachusetts.
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Not for those who like their Christmas stories to be tightly religious, or those who fuss about zoological accuracy (yes, I know, many of the animals pictured would not have been found in the Holy Land! :) ). Instead, this is a simple, sweet children's story which shows how everyone in the world, including "all creatures great and small", can be excited and happy about learning the good news of Christmas.
Lovely to share with young picture-book readers, who will enjoy the illustrations of a wide variety of friendly, gentle animals.