Thanks Worthy Kids/Ideas for a review copy of this book and for the giveaway book as well.
What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man, I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give him — give him my heart.
Most of us are familiar with the Christina Rossetti poem. And there’s a similar message in The Stable Cat’s Christmas, a beautiful new picture book for children.
The Stable Cat’s Christmas
Poor little dust-colored kitty observes all the other animals offering what appear to be meaningful gifts to the newborn king. But what does a little barn cat have to give? Nothing, she thinks — until just by being herself, she ends up offering a wonderful gift to baby Jesus. Really sweet ending to this story! Of course, it’s a given that I would love it due to the sweet little cat. Most kids are animal lovers, too.
The book is a beautiful hardcover that is perfect for reading to kids at dinner (I may even sneak in a reading to my teens this season!). This book could easily become a classic in your home for years to come. The simple text pairs well with the lovely illustrations. The Stable Cat’s Christmas would make a lovely Christmas gift for any child on your list (it is recommended for ages 4-7).
Info on the Author
Christina S. Vrba lives and works in northwestern Connecticut. When not spinning tales, Christina loves poking about in comic book shops and the children’s sections of bookstores, spending time with her husband and son, and caring for her personal menagerie of creatures, including dogs, cats, gerbils, and two much-loved goldfish.
Info on the Illustrator
Gail Yerrill lives in a village in Bedfordshire, England with her husband, two children, and two very naughty-but-cute cats. After earning her degree in 1998, she became a freelance illustrator and designer of greeting cards and gift wrap for Marks & Spencers, and has also illustrated items for Harrods and the BBC among others. She has illustrated many books for well-known publishers, several of which are translated into many languages. Gail is known for her soft, whimsical style which is loved by children and adults alike.
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