The Donkey's Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri

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A donkey and other favorite animals welcome a very special baby in this warm, broadly appealing celebration of the first Christmas.

A very special baby is born in a stable under a star, surrounded by friendly farmyard animals. The donkey wants to be the first to welcome the baby, but he is too shy. So the doves welcome him with their "Coo-coo," the cow with her "Moo-moo," and all the other animals in turn. Then, the baby welcomes the shy donkey with his own sweet smile. The donkey brays - "Hee-aw!" - and the baby laughs with joy! Then all snuggle around the baby and settle into sleep.
This warm presentation of the first Christmas celebrates the wonder of a baby's birth and welcomes all into the spirit of holiday joy.

About Nancy Tafuri

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Nancy Tafuri is the much-loved creator of more than thirty books for young children, including the Caldecott Honor Book "Have You Seen My Duckling?" and "I Love You, Little One". She lives with her husband and daughter in Roxbury, Connecticut.
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tafuri (Mama's Little Bears, 2002, etc.) once again shows her talent for creating memorable works for younger children with this warm and tender story on the offerings-for-baby-Jesus theme.

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Stable animals that witness Jesus' birth welcome him with joyful noise in this fittingly melodic picture book.

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