Lovely, lovely illustrations The scissor cut art is unique and beautiful Love seeing something different to the telling of the Christmas story The end of the book is very fitting And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit and the grace of God was upon him. The illustrations are beautiful, but for a picture book the language needs to be simpler. This is one of those books that took me for a surprise Most books that offer the story of Christmas normally adapt the story to make the reading better for younger audiences while also presenting them with illustrations to emphasize the story thus being a gate to later Nativity readings In Pamela Dalton s book the story is taken from the Bible thus allowing young readers a chance to get the Nativity right from the source although I couldn t tell which version was used At the same time ric This is one of those books that took me for a surprise Most books that offer the story of Christmas normally adapt the story to make the reading better for younger audiences while also presenting them with illustrations to emphasize the story thus being a gate to later Nativity readings In Pamela Dalton s book the story is taken from the Bible thus allowing young readers a chance to get the Nativity right from the source although I couldn t tell which version was used At the same time rich beautiful cuttings add an emphasis to the culture and beauty of the story All in all a great read and one that can be added to any Christmas reading pile Pamela Dalton s cut paper artwork, the star of this book, is accompanied by text from the King James Bible The black backgrounds in particular make the stunning art really pop And the reproduction of the art is very good The thing that lets it down in the ebook version, which I read, is the wonky digital formatting as is too often the case when publishers take a print book and make it available in digital format Picture books and other illustrated books seem to fare particularly badly when Pamela Dalton s cut paper artwork, the star of this book, is accompanied by text from the King James Bible The black backgrounds in particular make the stunning art really pop And the reproduction of the art is very good The thing that lets it down in the ebook version, which I read, is the wonky digital formatting as is too often the case when publishers take a print book and make it available in digital format Picture books and other illustrated books seem to fare particularly badly when this is not done properly.I would like to see a print edition of this book or an ebook properly formatted so that the text and pictures appear laid out as they ought to be Pamela Dalton s illustrations are breathtaking The King James Bible is incredibly poetic and can be hard even for adults to understand, but Dalton s drawings are a visual feast that makes this version easy even for children. Beautiful illustrations It was a joy to reread the birth of Christ. Pamela Dalton s exquisite, intricate scissor cut illustrations wonderfully illuminate The Story of Christmas Deeply reverent, richly detailed, and teeming with life, Dalton s images follow the story of the Nativity from the appearance of the Angel, to the shepherds who came from the fields, and to the three wise men who followed the star to pay respect for their new king Working in a Pennsylvania German folk art tradition, rich with lovingly rendered animals and figures, Pamela Dalton has created a book that takes a deserved place among the finest celebrations of Christmas Great for 1st grade CCD class during Advent Includes angels appearing to all, king Herod, the , and how they had to flee to Egypt.Beautiful illustrartions Worked out very well with class while we followed the book along with our nativity set and actions. The story of Christ s birth from the King James version of the Bible I love reading these familiar words paired with illustrations The illustrations are different than I envision for the nativity, yet they are beautiful The Christmas story retold for younger readers Beautiful illustrations Highly recommended for family read.