Children dressed as Mary and Joseph, the angels, the shepherds and the three wise men perform in their school Christmas pageant. The book opens with a scene of the class getting ready-hanging stars, painting scenery, and putting on costumes as a sheep on wheels "looks on." Then the story of the first Christmas unfolds in a simple text narrated by a red-headed boy. Tomie dePaola's bright colors and appealing scenes full of warmth and humor provide an original approach to a well-loved story in a board book perfect for the very young.
Originally published in 1978 as The Christmas Pageant in a longer picture book version, Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant with new text will delight a whole new audience.
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Tomie dePaola adapts his 1978 The Christmas Pageant for the board book Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant, in which the boy narrator winningly tells the story of Christmas: "Welcome to our play. It is about a baby who was born many, many years ago on the very first Christmas. This is how it all happened." Ages 2-5.
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