Today's book in Shannon's Christmas Book and Activity a Day challenge was This is the Stable written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Delana Bettoli.
A gorgeous, poetic new version of the Nativity story Wondrous things are happening in this humble little stable. The animals are gathering round. Shepherds and wise men and angels are coming from afar. All of them are flocking to see the Christ child, born this night in Bethlehem.Illustrated in the gorgeous tropical hues of the region and told in lyrical verses perfect for reading aloud, this is a retelling of the Nativity that will be treasured for many Christmases to come.
The activity for this book was a Nativity scene made out of free blank printables for coloring found at Catholic Icing and toilet paper tubes.
I have always loved my 30+ Nativity sets I have been collecting for the past 20 years. But I think this one might be the only one I put out this year. Brynne played with it most of the afternoon.
(Just a reminder ... our public library did not have all of the exact books Shannon suggested. So, I chose ones that were similar that allowed us to still participate in the activities.)