In this captivating holiday tale, children discover a gift from the heart brings great satisfaction to both giver and reciever. Rhythmic verse captures all the magic of the Christmas season with emotions of loneliness, survival and fear plus the triumph of acceptance, wonder and accomplishment. Vivid, full color illustrations delight children ages 1-6 as they discover the joy in helping others.Orphaned kitten Sandy Claws and his friend, Chris Mouse, live in the Nativity stable. One very special night, they discover a precious gift only they can offer the baby Jesus. The entire animal kingdom begins the tradition of decorating the Chris Mouse Tree in celebration.Laughter and imagination have allowed this attorney-wife team to create many wonderful children’s stories from the poems that Ray Shope writes for his wife, Lois, each Christmas. With assistance from their three cats, one sandy-colored with claws who just happens to be named Nicholas, they release this new title.
- AGES: 1-6