Here are all the characters and then some for building your own
nativity scene! Each figure is yours to pop loose and set up as the days
of Christmas unfold. There is the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and
Joseph. There is the stable with scampering mice and cooing doves that
sit in the rafters. There is the ox and ass and a flock of sheep
accompanied by shepherds and their faithful dog. There is an angel, of
course, and a star. Epiphany's three holy kings, Caspar, Melchior and
Balthasar, are here too. And there are surprises: the gospel's "senior
citizens," Anna and Simeon, who wait 40 days to meet their newborn Lord.
This beautiful, full-color activity book (the pop-out figures are
found inside) suggests eight occasions, from Christmas until Candlemas�a
full 40 days�for using the figures to tell a portion of the nativity
gospels, like a puppet theater! The art of Gertrud Mueller Nelson and
the sturdy pop-out figures truly bring the Christmas stories to life.
Building your own Bethlehem is a wonderful way to keep the spirit of
Christmas alive well into the new year perfect for home or classroom,
perfect for every age.