From the opening page, this Nativity story directly addresses readers, beckoning them to witness the sights and sounds of the first Christmas through their senses. See this small gray donkey, - this long, dusty road, - this promising star, it begins, and a quiet urgency builds with successive phrases. - Feel the frost on this clear Bethlehem night. See this inn with no room until the final spreads reveal the miracle: Welcome this tiny baby boy. - Feel this hush. - This peace on Earth. - This first Christmas night. An inky sky serves as the backdrop for the commanding digital paintings, brightened only by the stars far above and a chorus of angels who appear in the final pages, showing the holy family with golden light. It s a lyrical and understated account of the Nativity that will leave readers feeling as though they are witnessing something momentous. Written for ages 4 - 8 years old. Hardcover, 32 pages.