A Guinea Pig Nativity is a small hardcover book with a proper Christian nativity story accompanied by carefully staged photographs of scenes accompanying each page.

This is a delightful take on a classic nativity story.  I was a little worried that it would be a ‘dumbed down’ or simplified version of the birth of Jesus, the visits of the shepherds, and the arrival of the three kings, but it wasn’t.  It was presented formally, as with all the best Christmas stories.  It is one for reading round a log fire with the lights on the Christmas tree twinkling behind you.

What makes it really charming are the illustrations.  Each scene is accompanied by a full-colour photograph depicting the characters in costume.  The actors are all guinea pigs.  I find them adorable without being sickly, but then I’m a guinea pig fan.  Each to his or her own.  If you like animals, and you like a classic retelling of the reason we celebrate Christmas, even if you don’t consider yourself religious, this is for you.

My Christmas Giveaway 2014

GP NativityI’m recycling this book, which I won in a giveaway last Christmas, and I hope the winner will be as delighted as I was when it arrived.  It’s in excellent condition and only read once…

A Guinea Pig Nativity

Second prize is an ecopy of the BookElves Anthology Volume 1, which includes a new edition of Dylan’s Yuletide Journey, first published on the Princelings website as our Yuletide story two years ago.

BookElves Anthology Volume 1

Third prize is the winner’s choice of a print of a chapter illustration from one of the Princelings books, signed by the author (me). This is the only place you will find these prizes!

Good luck in the Giveaway – entries close on New Year’s Eve (Green Willow Day) and it’s open worldwide.

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Book Review & Giveaway | A Guinea Pig Nativity
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9 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway | A Guinea Pig Nativity

  • 6 December, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I will celebrate with family. Lots of traditions special to us.

    • 16 December, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      That sounds good, Mary. Happy Christmas.

  • 6 December, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    We celebrate the season it as a festival of light and hope. We have no formal religious affiliation and will observe by attending a choral performance of traditional holiday music, exchange gifts with friends and family, donate to a local charity that provides new warm winter clothing to children, deck the halls a bit, and have a “Christmas” dinner of Chinese take-out.

    • 16 December, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      I like that idea – in fact it sounds very similar to the way I had my Princelings celebrate their Solstice season. Seasons greetings to you, Martha.

  • 6 December, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    How could you, Jemima, keeper of adorable guinea pigs, not like that book! I’ve already downloaded the elf anthology, just haven’t gotten around to reading it!

    • 16 December, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      I hope you enjoy it when you do, Noelle – in fact I know you will!

  • 6 December, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Hello Jemima, i love the Guinea pig nativity, what a darling cover. We will be celebrating Christmas soon enough. Thank you for the giveaway and enjoy your holiday.

    • 16 December, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Isis. I hope you have a lovely Christmas too.

  • 19 December, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    We celebrate Christmas very traditionally. With the Nativity as the main focus!

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