All babies are beautiful and all babies cry. Jesus was no exception. On the night he was born, nothing Mary, Joseph, or the animals in the stable could do would comfort him. But when a curious kitten wanted its turn to calm the baby Jesus, a loving friendship blossomed on that very first Christmas.
This perfect read-aloud was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of La Madonna del Gatto, which show Mary lovingly holding the baby Jesus who is cuddling a cat.
Related collections and offers
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||48 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Amy June Bates grew up in Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in illustration. She has illustrated over forty books for children and has been honored by the Society of Illustrators for her work. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children.
What People are Saying About This
“This warm, inviting interpretation offers a new slant on the familiar story, interesting to all but especially irresistible to cat lovers.”—Kirkus (starred review)