"The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay."
Bookworm's interest at 24 months: He loved the book, and since, loves me to sing him the song. We sometimes mix up words in songs and nursery rhymes on him, and he corrects us (just a silly game we play), and the night after we read it, I inserted his name into the song, and he corrected me: "No! Jesus!"
Parent's Peeve: Now I want a Silent Night version. Oh, and it looks like there was one!. In 2006. Reprint, please!
Carols included: Away in a Manger, Silent Night, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Holly and the Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, Once in Royal David's City, The First Noel, O Christmas Tree, We Three Kings of Orient Are, and In the Bleak Midwinter.
Bookworm's interest at 13 months: None at 13 months. Much improved by age 2.
Parent's Peeve: I would have liked to have had Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer included. They did manage to fit many songs into a board book; I would have replaced "In the Bleak Midwinter," "The Holly and the Ivy," and "Once in Royal David's City," because I don't really know those, but perhaps they have special meaning to others.
"Soon he dreamed of falling snowflakes. They gently covered him with a white blanket."
Bookworm's interest at 14 months: All, but especially the animals as they are covered by the falling snow, and the sound at the end of the book. He also enjoys pointing to each animal, the tree, and the cup of tea.