✰✰✰✰✰ Bartholomew mouse is one of God's tiniest creatures. He is used to being ignored by the other animals. So when an angel appears one bright night and invites Bartholomew to be blessed by the newborn prince, he is honored.
Wanting to bring something special for the baby, he picks up little treasures along the way. Unfortunately, Bartholomew arrives at the manger cold, wet, and empty-handed. He worries that the baby will ignore him too. But this is no ordinary baby, and the night is filled with many blessings.
The Bottom Line: This adorable retelling of the Christmas story from a mouse's point of view is a keeper. Illustrated in beautiful watercolors, this is a picture book you will read again and again with your little one. Highly recommended for holiday reading.
Details: Bartholomew's Blessing: A Christmas Story written by Stephanie S. Tolan & illustrated by Margie Moore. Hardcover picture book published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2004. 32 p. ISBN: 0-06-001198-X