Beautifully-illustrated children's classic
I bought a hardback copy of this charming book. The story is a classic one (and always makes me cry), about a man who is promised that he will meet Jesus on Christmas Day, and instead meets people in need and helps them. The moral is based on Matthew 25 – ‘whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me’, but in this gorgeous retelling it is not over-egged.
The writing is excellent, but the real star of the book is the stunning, realistic illustrations. A wonderful book for reading at Christmas time. (NB this recommendation is for the edition illustrated by Tony Morris, not the later edition