each year it seems one book catches our imagination, one book gets read over and over again throughout Advent. to my mind there’s no better place to start than with The Nativity by Julie Vivas. this simple book pairs the text of the Nativity story from the King James Version with colorful illustrations by Vivas. her work might be familiar from the wonderful I Went Walking or from Hello, Baby.
her whimsical line and rich watercolors add such beauty, such humanity to the text. and isn’t that what were celebrating after all?