by Martin Waddell
illustrated by Jason Cockcroft
A beautifully (LOVE it!) illustrated picture book that more accurately depicts the birth of the Savior not in December, but on a cold spring night.
Kind Ox invites Old Dog in from the cold, telling him, "There's always room for a little one here."
Old Dog passes on the kindness to Stray Cat, and so on through barn animals who would not normally treat each other with such kindness.
Tired Donkey comes bearing a precious load. He is also welcomed, "There's always room for a little one here."
And so it was there that "a Little One came for the world."
May we all make room for the least of these this Christmas.
Teaching by bringing extra to the ordinary:
Use the following poem with a little bag of M&M's and you'll find your kids will never see those little candies the same way again.
image via simonsays.com
poem via daniellesplace.com