Kind Ox is the host of the stable on the first Christmas Eve, and he's welcoming everyone who needs a place to stay. Old Dog, Stray Cat, and Small Mouse appear one by one and relax together on the straw floor. "There's always room for a little one here," says Kind Ox. Late in the evening, Tired Donkey shows up, carrying the Virgin Mary on his back. She and her husband Joseph make a place to give birth in the stable: "And so Jesus was born with the animals around Him." Warmly realistic full-color acrylic paintings accompany the text.
Brilliant illustrations enhance this easy-to-read Christmas tale about the miraculous night in the manger where Jesus was born, from the author of Can't You Sleep Little Bear? and Owl Babies.