Themes: Christmas, Wonder, Art, Nativity, Story, Advent
‘And there in the stable this special baby was born, just as the angel Gabriel had said.’ In this beautiful picture book, Australia’s most-loved children′s illustrators have chosen their favourite Nativity scene to illustrate.
Featuring the artwork of Gaye Chapman, Stephen Michael King, Bettina Gutheridge, Anna Walker and many others this retelling of the story invites the reader to re-imagine their wonderment of the Christmas story. Each illustrator after being given a particular section of the story to re-imagine has added their own twist and beauty to the story being told.
- what image speaks to you the most?
- what image challenges you the most?
- what image sparks your imagination?
- what image makes you smile?
- what image makes you wonder?
- what image makes you rethink the story?
Personally the image that inspires awe and wonder is the shepherd scene as portrayed by Stephen Michael King, the angels sitting upon the clouds with their angel dogs, the sense of anticipation out on the fields…
A truly remarkable and beautiful book that will inspire awe and wonder in all of us.
Browse through the picture book here: http://browseinside.harpercollins.com.au