Book Lovers' Advent Calendar: Day Twelve

I love this sweet story, Room for a Little One, by Martin Waddell.  In his beautiful little book, Waddell tells the story of Kind Ox, who makes sure that everyone who comes to his stable feels welcome.  A kind creature, he declares, "There is always room for a little one."  When Mary and Joseph arrive on a cold and tired donkey, all three are welcomed into the warm stable.  And when a baby arrives, Kind Ox knows it is true -- there is always room for a Little One.

This is a great read-aloud book for young listeners.  The warmth of the illustrations is a perfect accompaniment to the simple rhythms of the story.