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Who Is Coming to Our House?

Written by Joseph Slate & illustrated by Ashley Wolff
5.08 / 7.0
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A modern Christmas classic about how the animals prepare a cozy welcome for the baby Jesus.

“Who is coming to our house?

Someone, someone,” says Mouse.

As Pig makes room, Lamb cleans up, Goose stacks the hay, and Duck lines the crib with eiderdown, Mary and Joseph are on their way by donkey. All the animals are eager to welcome the baby Jesus to their home.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
4.5 / 7.0

All the animals are prepping and cleaning for a special guest! This book is a fun twist on the manger/nativity story and includes a lot of animals for children to name and look at. It is a little long, but I love that the animals are preparing for Mary and Joseph and welcome them.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.25 / 7.0

This was one of my favorite childhood books, and is a cute, animal-centric version of the birth of baby Jesus. The preparations the animals take to prepare for their special visitor are endearing and remind us (and little ones) that doing our little part makes a difference. Rhymes are cute and the repetition is great of little readers!

English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.5 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Who Is Coming to Our House?

Joseph Slate

Joseph Slate, a native West Virginian, has always loved to paint and write. “I majored in journalism at the University of Washington in Seattle, worked as a reporter on <i>The Seattle Times</i>, was an editor for <i>Foreign Broadcast Information Service</i> (Washington, D.C., California, and Tokyo), then took a degree in fine arts at Yale, although I never illustrated my own books. My painting took a direction that was at odds with the fine art of illustration.”My ideas come from everywhere: a childhood drawing I did of a porcupine, a silly song I once sang to a godchild, and my teacher-niece and pupil-grand nephew getting ready for kindergarten, all kicked off an idea for a book. Now I am writing novels, and it’s the same what-if approach, although the first one came out of my West Virginia boyhood. It’s called <b>Crossing the Trestle</b>, and the young narrator faces an obstacle I did as a child.”

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Who Illustrated Who Is Coming to Our House?

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff is a children’s book author and illustrator in San Francisco, CA. She has created over 40 books.

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