I love my porch. It’s a wonderful spot for reading, people watching, and playing board games with my kids. It’s also a great landing spot for surprise packages, like these advanced copies of GOODNIGHT, MANGER (Zonderkidz, 2015) which arrived yesterday. There’s something magical about holding the book you’ve journeyed with for so long – from inspiration to the hard work of writing to – finally -publication! With Jane Chapman once again illustrating, the book has come together beautifully!
To pique your interest, here is the blurb from the inside flap:
“It’s bedtime for baby Jesus, but who knew a stable could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels singing, and three kings bearing gifts, it’s just too noisy. Cuddle up as Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.”
GOODNIGHT, MANGER is available for pre-order wherever books are sold. The release date is October 6th, 2015 – just in time for the holidays. I am also starting to schedule readings and visits. If you would like me to do a reading for your preschool or early elementary school class via Skype or in person, please contact me via my contact tab.
Happy reading, all!