The text tells the Christmas story in a simple cumulative poem with the rhythm of a well-loved nursery rhyme, which has instant appeal to children. Everyone who sees them is captivated by the amazing powerful illustrations. Sensationally acclaimed by the critics on first publication; this is a Christmas classic, ideal for introducing the youngest children to the Nativity story or for re-awakening its magic for older readers.
Joyce Dunbar is a widely respected author of more than fifty books for children. Her MOUSE AND MOLE series has been very popularly adapted for television and her lyrical re-telling of the Nativity story, THIS IS THE STAR, received widespread critical acclaim. She has also collaborated with artist Debi Gliori for several picture books for the DoubledayPicture Corgi list, including TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.