The Donkey's Christmas Song
By Nancy Tafuri (Illustrator)
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439273138, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Board Book
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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.