A charming gift book of the greatest story ever told…

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm | No comments | Books & Reading, For the Kids, Holiday


Newly republished this year from Random House is a silver-foil covered miniature book containing the story of the very first Christmas Eve/Day: The First Christmas. (Its original publish date was 1984.)

The text is taken straight from the King James Version of the Bible, and delightful papercut silhouette illustrations by Jan Pienkowski grace each page. It’s not just a story to read at little ones during the holiday season — it’s a book worthy of a prime spot on any nursery dresser or sitting room’s end table.

The poetic retelling of Christ’s birth is paired with breathtaking shadow paper-cut images for which Pienkowski is so well-known. The first word on each page is in block format, reminiscent of old world style printwork. The metallic cover and rich red interior leaflets leading into the story add to the majestic feel.

You can purchase The First Christmas for $9.99 from these sites listed on Random House’s site (including Amazon.com), as well as at other online and off-line booksellers.

FTC info — Disclaimer: I received the above product from Random House at no cost per my review….but my review is honest and my opinions are my own. I did not receive any other monetary or product compensation for this review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”