Hurry Hurry Have You Heard
Publication Date: November 2008
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Everyone remembers the friendly beasts of the stable at Christmas, but what of the creatures of field and forest? From her perch in the rafters, a small bird's heart fills with love. Out over the countryside she flies, carrying the glad tidings. Bunny and fox, mole and mouse, hummingbird and tortoise, spider and ladybug all hurry to the stable to welcome the new baby. And what a noisy greeting they give! In lilting, lyric verse and magical watercolor paintings, Laura Krauss Melmed and Jane Dyer give us a Christmas treasure sure to be a family favorite year after year after year.
Laura Krauss Melmed is the beloved author of 13 books, including such perennial favorites as The Rainbabies, illustrated by Jim LaMarche; and I Love You As Much, illustrated by Henri Sorensen. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Jane Dyer has illustrated nearly 50 books, including Time for Bed by Mem Fox and I Love You Like Crazycakes by Rose Lewis. She lives in Northampton and Cummington, Massachusetts.