Book of the Week (12/19/2016)

The birds of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola (New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.)

What better way to celebrate the holiday season, than to read a Christmas themed Tomie dePaola book! Tomie is a long beloved children's book author and illustrator who has lived in the Granite State for decades. His beautiful, vibrant illustrations add to his wonderful children's stories and easily demonstrate why he is such a treasure to our state.
"This inventive and fresh Nativity story is told from a bird's-eye view. On the morning of the first Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem gather in the fields--not only to eat but to share the exciting news. People from all over have descended on Bethlehem and an angel has appeared in the night sky. Something extraordinary is coming! The birds agree that they must find this wondrous thing, and off they fly to the stable where a child has been born. In simple language and dazzling pictures, beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola shares the awe and anticipation of the first Christmas. His cast of brightly colored, curious birds will appeal to young children, making this a perfect introduction to the story of Christmas." --Publisher's blurb 

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