Room for A Little One

Room for A Little One

A Christmas Tale

Picture Book - 2004
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Kind Ox welcomes Old Dog, Stray Cat, Small Mouse, Tired Donkey, and finally the baby Jesus into his stable on the first Christmas night.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780689868412
Branch Call Number: XXF WADDELL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cockcroft, Jason


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Mar 07, 2019

While I would never confuse Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale with a nativity tale, it is quite a lovely little story about kindness and making room for others, particularly those with whom we don't always get along. If children don't know who Mary and Joseph are the Jesus part will be meaningless to them, however that doesn't detract from the overall story. The illustrations are wonderful with perfect contrast between the big and those smaller than them and wonderful expressions.

Mar 14, 2018

This is hands down our favorite Christmas book for children! We got it as a gift when our daughter was born. My oldest kids (12 and 11 year olds) still climb up to listen and look at the beautiful pictures with the younger kids (3, 6, 9 years). If you go to buy the book, look at the size you are purchasing, the larger size is worth it for the pictures! We have given this book as a gift to God children and friends many times.

Mar 13, 2018

Really, really cute. Great for a little one around Christmas. Helps remember what Christmas is really about.

Jan 03, 2018

This story is so sweet- and the illustrations are so gorgeous! It is a new "Christmas Classic", a necessary annual holiday read!
Slightly Buddhist/Chinese Zodiacs echoes in the animals. In Chinese astrology 12 animals are given a year by Buddha. The order is Rat, Ox, Tiger, Cat or Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Goat, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. This book introduces us to Kind Ox, Old Dog, Stray Cat, Small Mouse, and Tired Donkey.
Also, the refrain reminds me of one of my favourite books/songs from childhood "Always Room For One More." This book is all about compassion, and generosity, and kindness.

Nov 30, 2015

Beautiful, gentle story with gorgeous illustrations.

SCL_Preschool Dec 12, 2012

A gentle and beautiful picture book rendition of the Nativity story.


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