Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mortimer's Christmas Manger

I can't believe I haven't already posted about this book. Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Jane Chapman and Karma Wilson is a fantastic book! Mortimer is a little mouse that hates his hole. He thinks it is dirty and creepy. One day he finds the perfect little house, but it is filled with little people. He figures out they are not real, so every night he moves them out. Unfortunately, someone always puts them back. On Christmas Eve he overhears the people of the house telling a story about the people and the little house and he realizes that they are talking about Baby Jesus. Mortimer makes a decision and gets sweet results. I love this different take on a story including the nativity. I'm sure you will too! Plus the illustrations are great!

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