I love the simple, yet lovely and heart-warming manner in which this story is told. Every page speaks volumes to me, and is a reminder to look more closely at those around us and realize what a special treasure they are. Also, the illustrations by C. Michael Dudash are exquisitely beautiful, full of rich detail and emotion. I love to sit and slowly soak up the rich delights of each page.
I did notice when looking at the book review of the volume that includes two other Christmas tales, that the wording was a bit different. That one contained a few more sentences here and there, but the extra wording seemed to detract from the flow of the story. I much prefer the wording in this single volume.
I highly recommend this book! I keep this treasured book out all year long!