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
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.
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.