In a brilliant tale that reads like telephone tag, the rooster tells the cow who tells the camel who tells the donkey who tells the lamb, important news that “something wonderful” is coming. This fanciful beginning of The Something Wonderful by Karen Hill immediately captures the attention of young readers and young-at-heart adults.
All the animals prepare in their own ways for the event, and begin to get annoyed with one another in the process. The lamb wisely suggests that they wait patiently for God to show them “the something wonderful,” and in the meantime be kind to one another. And as they do so, they are amazed one starry night to see a special baby born in their stable—which was a truly wonderful something to behold.
Written in lilting, yet prudent prose, children will be eager for every page turn. The lovely illustrations by Susan Reagan not only convey the emotions of the animals cozily, but they are also artwork worthy of framing. This timeless message combined with delightful pictures destines The Something Wonderful to become a children’s classic. – Anne Walker, Christian Book Previews.com
In their little stable in Bethlehem, Rooster, Cow, Camel, Donkey, and Lamb are all eagerly awaiting The Something Wonderful. The animals plan a celebration but soon get so caught up in the details that they are no longer thinking about The Something Wonderful. Who will remind them of what's important?