Martha Hickman's retelling of the Creation makes a familiar story as fresh and entrancing as an emerging world. Giuliano Ferri's playful paintings are inspired by wonder as he imagines a newborn earth, its varied inhabitants, and their infinitely loving Creator.
When Ant spies a carefree Grasshopper playing a fiddle outside on the lawn, Ant immediately harrumphs at the insect's foolishness and continues to go about his very serious business of gathering and counting his food for the winter. But Ant finds Grasshopper's music and whimsy more catchy than he'd like, and soon he's distracted by his own rhyming and doodling! When the harsh winter hits and Ant finds Grasshopper cold and hungry in the snow, he can't help but bring him inside. Only after opening his home to Grasshopper does Ant realize that music, dancing, and laughter have their place in his life, too. Luli Gray's funny twist on this fable will have readers giggling and singing. With Giuliano Ferri's lush and whimsical illustrations, this book is both heartwarming and lovely to behold. Image descriptions present.
Wise Balthazar is going on an important journey; he is following a brilliant star and looking for a baby king! Small Camel and his mother are going, too, and Small Camel is carrying a special bundle tied to his hump. What is in the bundle? It's a long, hard trip across the great desert. Small Camel is very tired, and his feet hurt. When will we get there? he asks Mama. At long last the star leads them to a humble little house. A poor carpenter works outside. Can this be the home of the baby king? Rachel W. N. Brown's sweet nativity story will touch the hearts of children everywhere. Luminous paintings by Giuliano Ferri capture the wonder and joy of the birth of Jesus.
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