Were There: A Nativity Story
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Wendell Minor
snake, scorpion, toad, and several other unusual creatures are on the way to
see the newborn king. The presence of these not so cute members of God's
creation have been forgotten in the nativity scene we so often see. In Eve
Bunting's We Were There: a nativity story each creature wants all to
know that they too followed the north star in their journey across the
desert to witness the arrival of a baby boy born in a stable.
The beautiful, dusky, soft edged, illustrations are
actually paintings by Wendell Minor. Each picture contributing to the
overall feeling of the 'Silent Night' revered by all, even the less loved
creatures. We Were There is a unique perspective on the Christmas story.
This beautifully crafted book will make a great addition to any collection,
child or adult.