Whose Coming to Our House

Joseph Slate, Author, Ashley Wolff, Illustrator, Ashley Wolff, With Putnam Publishing Group $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-21537-7
`` `Who is coming to our house?' `Someone, someone,' says Mouse.'' In trusting anticipation, the animals ready the stable, cleaning, sweeping, stacking hay, and lining a crib. The visitors are, of course, Mary and Joseph, as weand the animalslearn in the book's closing pages. Simple, cleanly rhyming verses give the text a pleasing cadence, while Wolff's accomplished block prints convey the gentle friendliness and generosity of the occasion. A quiet, understated rendering of the Nativity, this well-crafted picture book resonates with genuine warmth and spirit. Ages 3-6. (Nov . )
Reviewed on: 11/03/1988
Release date: 11/01/1988
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-399-21790-6
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-606-12088-3
Prebound-Sewn - 978-1-4176-0946-8
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-698-11415-9
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