This little hardback book will make a beautiful Christmas gift. I recommend giving it before Christmas comes about so that children may learn the story of the first Christmas.
So at number seven of the christmas countdown is ‘The Lion, the Unicorn and Me’ by Jeanette Winterson, illustrations by Rosalind MacCurrach.
I’m so excited by all the children’s books available this Christmas and this book is proof why we should be excited. It lays to reason why Children should learn about the meaning of Christmas and its origins and it’s fantastic that this book has been written and illustrated in such a way that will appeal to children far too often drawn in by ‘Mr. Men Christmas’ and ‘Letter’s to Santa’- of course that’s not to say those are bad books, certainly not but more so than ever we must remember the humbling things in life.
So what does the story tell us? It is a beautiful, passionate retelling of the first Christmas and features an understated little donkey and the story follows him as he learns about the Nativity and it’s magical wisdom.
The illustrations by Rosalind MacCurrach deserve seperate applaud, they are beautiful and maintain the traditions of the Christmas story.
A beautiful book.