In the stable
If you're looking for a lovely children's book to display, put Through the Animal's Eyes: The Story of the First Christmas on your coffee table. Author-illustrator Christopher Wormell has created absolutely stunning woodcuts that tell the story of Jesus' birth. Wormell's deep blue, purple and black tones contrast vividly with oranges and yellows, showing Mary and Joseph's search for warmth and shelter on a dark night. The text is simple, a sentence for each spread that tells the famous story. Wormell shows animals responding to Christ's coming, including rabbits, a Syrian brown bear and an Egyptian Mau. A fascinating appendix gives a few details about each animal and explains their presence during Biblical times.