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Friday, December 5, 2014

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith (Knopf, 1989).

I loved this book as a kid.  I wasn't raised religious, but I liked the story of the little donkey and was in awe of the shiny gold in the illustrations.  Rereading it, I realize this isn't told in a religious way, it just tells the story of a donkey and little girl going to pay a visit to an important baby.  I'm even more blown away by the illustrations now, which unfortunately are not well captured in my cell phone photography here. This is a wonderful book that tells a story of love and celebration of children.

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