By the creator of DEAR ZOO, this set is a beautiful introduction to the story of the Nativity. First read the picture book, which retells the miracle of the first Christmas with easy to follow sentences and bright, appealing artwork, all perfectly pitched for children. Then, after listening to the story, toddlers will delight in creating their very own manger scene. The standalone pieces are easy to assemble (no cutting or gluing required), and sturdy enough to be played with by even the littlest hands. The scene includes everyone from the holy family and the three kings, to the shepherds and their animal friends. There's even a star of Bethlehem in shining silver foil! After Christmas, both book and manger scene can be stored safely away in the special case and enjoyed year after year.
I purchased this book to share with my children during Advent so the children haven't played with it yet. I can't give it the full five stars as I don't know how robust it will be when the children play. However it is a lovely looking book/set and bigger than I expected - it is A4 size but lightweight. The people are loose pieces that the children can play with whilst you read the story. The font and pictures are just as you would expect from this author, simple and sweet. I love it.