Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Stable Cat's Christmas by Christina Vrba, Gail Yerrill


One night in Bethlehem, a small, dust-colored cat returns to her stable to find that a Baby has been born in the night. As all the animals tell the cat about the gifts they gave the Christ Child, the cat sadly concludes that she is too little and powerless to give a gift to the King. But when the Baby shivers and the cat leaps into the manger to comfort him, she discovers that she can give the best gift of all—herself. This timeless Christmas book celebrates the fact that everyone has a gift they can give the King, no matter their size or stature. Enchanting illustrations and a heartfelt message make this book a Christmas keepsake that can be enjoyed year after year.

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About 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.

About 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.

My Review




What a beautiful story to share with you little one, right from the beginning of their young lives, to show that giving of yourself is the way to live their life.
This wonderful Christmas story that features a cat, and then shows how each of the stable animals contributed in some way to give to the new King.
A real treat in the end is showing the kitties stripes, and while the story is geared to preschoolers through 3, my 5th grader seemed to love this book, of course I think the cover drew him in, it is perfect.
I received this book through WorthyKids/Ideals Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.


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