The Christmas Cradle board and picture books by Meadow Rue
Merrill are engaging illustrated books for children one to four years
old and four to seven years old, respectively.
Every Christmas Eve, Aunt Jenny and Uncle Gerry hold a huge
Christmas party at their home, Lantern Hill Farm. Molly gets to help
get ready for the party. Disaster strikes when the furnace breaks, and
the party has to move from the farmhouse to the barn. With help
from cousins Jacob and Sammy and neighbor Rosa, the children
clean up the barn and decorate cookies, while discovering the
story of the Christmas cradle. This is a family tradition in which Aunt
Jenny encourages the children to give gifts to Jesus by welcoming
him in, sharing the good news with others, and spreading his love
through service to others.