-my favorite children’s Christmas book that is.
This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Delana Bettoli is a such a sweet telling of the nativity with beautiful (I mean BEAUTIFUL) pictures. The words are soft and the pictures are a mix of bold and earthen tones presented with a detail that lends itself to a rare hue.
As a child growing up my dad always read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas poem on Christmas eve and I cherish that memory. I think though, that This is the Stable will be the tradition I begin with my daughter. It’s rhythmic repetition calls to be read over and over.