Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Nativity

First published in 1986 The Nativity is still my very favourite Christmas picture book. Julie Vivas's work is as always beautiful, earthy and full of wit and I love the nod to biblical language. And Gabriel is so cool. With his great tattered wings and hobnail boots, he's just the kind of angel I would like to hang out with. xx



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2 comments:

  1. YES!! YES I LOVE THIS I LOVE IT SO. I LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT I HAVE TO SHOUT ABOUT IT...REPRESENTED HERE BY MY CAPITAL LETTERS!

    i love mary's belly as she grows bigger and bigger (and her on that donkey is brilliant). but i agree with you, it's gabriel's wings and boots and holey (ha! holy) robe that gets me. i'm a little bit in love with him.

    i'm not religious. not at all. but this book is divine. i love that baby jesus is so cute and that all the people are so warm and normal. i love that there are chickens. julie vivas chickens! my favourite things!

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  2. Sorry, Kate, I didn't catch that. I'm afraid you'll have to TYPE A BIT LOUDER! ;) jx
    PS I LOVE THE CHICKENS TOO. Any yes, i could happily take baby jesus home because he is as cute as a button. ;)

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