Author(s): Martin Waddell
One cold winter's night, in his stable, Kind Ox welcomes animals looking for warmth and shelter with the call, 'Come inside. There's always room for a little one here.' Then Tired Donkey arrives, led by Joseph and carrying Mary on his back. Kind Ox calls to Tired Donkey, 'Come inside. There's always room for a little one here'. And later that night, in the light of the stable, the animals welcome Jesus to the world. Martin Waddell's beautiful retelling of the Nativity story is exquisitely illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.
Martin Waddell is known and respected the world over for his storytelling. He wrote 'Farmer Duck' and 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear?' which both won the Smarties Prize, and the bestselling 'Owl Babies'. Martin lives in Northern Ireland. Jason Cockcroft has worked as a full-time illustrator since graduating from Falmouth School of Art & Design in 1994. He won the first ever Blue Peter Award in 2000 with 'A Pilgrim's Progress'. For Orchard he has also illustrated 'Star Baby'. Jason lives in Yorkshire.