Thursday, December 12, 2013
Book Lovers' Advent Calendar: Day Twelve
I love this sweet story, Room for a Little One, by Martin Waddell. In his beautiful little book, Waddell tells the story of Kind Ox, who makes sure that everyone who comes to his stable feels welcome. A kind creature, he declares, "There is always room for a little one." When Mary and Joseph arrive on a cold and tired donkey, all three are welcomed into the warm stable. And when a baby arrives, Kind Ox knows it is true -- there is always room for a Little One.
This is a great read-aloud book for young listeners. The warmth of the illustrations is a perfect accompaniment to the simple rhythms of the story.