Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Book Celebration Week: Day 4

I'm picking this final spread in Ali's book to focus on. My 3yo son seems most captivated by this spread. It's the first story of Jesus that we've read. Each time, he wants to know what is in the boxes. I explain the gifts of the Magi in a very simple way.
Today he decided he wanted what was in this box (Myrrh). I don't blame him. Look how sweetly Ali has rendered the king (and his camel!). I think the nativity story can feel a little scary but Ali has brought her warmth and heart to every element and it really shows.
The book overall is a great addition to our library. I love the combination of hymns, songs, and Nativity story. It's made so well, it will surely last for many Christmases to come.
Be sure and leave a comment so you can have a chance to win this beautiful book!

5 comments:

Phyllis Harris said...

This is one of the sweetest nativity scenes I have ever seen. You did a wonderful job, Ali! Congratulations again!

sketched out said...

I agree! Leave it to Alicia to create the sweetest nativity scene ever!!

stephane lauzon said...

This is a great story (true or not I don't care). I like tradition and I think this one is a great one. And Marvelously done :)

Catherine Sunga said...

Been following this on it's 4th day and Ali's work never cease to amaze me...

Manelle said...

This looks like fun. Great watercolor textures. love it.