Wild Reading 06/07/20
The Newborn Child
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
The day the angel came, her life changed forever. Accompanied by a gentle man, a pregnant woman makes her way through the desert, riding in the cool of the night, to pay her taxes.
This gentle, loving and vibrantly illustrated retelling of the Nativity presents a slightly more universal story of a woman and her baby without directly mentioning Jesus, Mary and Joseph, although it is obvious that this is what the book is about.
Visually stunning and brimming with flowers, peacock feathers, birds and butterflies, as well as the more usual iconography, Jackie Morris adds an image-rich layer of fruitfulness and bountiful love to this most famous story.