Goodnight Manger opens with the mother and father trying to get the newborn baby boy down to sleep in a manger. But there are all these distractions! The animals are making noises, the hay is itchy and there are voices and visitors. All Mama and Papa want to do is get their new baby boy to sleep. As they work to over come the obstacles in front of them the story of the birth of Jesus unfolds. The three wise men show up and serenade baby boy to sleep. The animals come and check in on him. The Hosannas are signing of his arrival. Everyone is just excited for the arrival of the baby boy. And all Mama and Papa want is to get him to sleep.
This would make a wonderful Christmas Eve story to tell your child. If your child attends Sunday School they will be able to pick out the story line in a few moments. My daughter caught on really quick that Goodnight Manager was about Jesus and his time in the manager. She loved how all the animals tried to soothe him and make him more comfortable. The donkey brought him more hay to keep his bed soft and the hen adds some feathers to make the hay not itch so much. It’s a great book for young children around the holidays.
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