50 Books: Who is coming to our house?

One of the sweetest animal Christmas stories I’ve ever seen:

Who Is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate, illustrated by Ashley Wolff

who is coming cover

It’s very short and simple.  All the animals in the stable know that someone is coming to their house, and they wonder and wonder who it could be.  They do what they can to prepare for their guest, and at the end, everyone welcomes Him.

A very warm, gentle, and happy book (and Mary is shown lying down and snuggling the baby after giving birth, which I always appreciate!).

who is coming to our house interior

I’ve linked to the sturdy board book version, because I think little guys will appreciate the warm colors and friendly animal faces — but I always find the little story moving and comforting, myself.

  • Andrea Casarow

    I love this book, and my girls (now past the board book stage) loved it too…

  • kathmurphy

    We LOVE this book. Ours is a *much* older hardcover that is looking its age. My children still peruse this book at the ages of 18, 22 and 23. Get this book, you will not be disappointed.

  • http://janalynmarie.blogspot.com Beadgirl

    My kids love this book! So soothing to read at bedtime.

  • Kristen

    “Someone, someone says Mouse” So sweet. And I love that the dirty rat is the doubter. :)

  • eliese

    Love this one! How many children’s books do you know besides this that use the word eider? My husband bought it at a grocery store, of all places.

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