Home > Picture book > A Baa-rilliant Adventure with Rumbly, Tumbly & Woolly by Jennifer Somervell, Illus.Zerika van Jaarsveld. Pub.Landing Lights Press, 2020.

A Baa-rilliant Adventure with Rumbly, Tumbly & Woolly by Jennifer Somervell, Illus.Zerika van Jaarsveld. Pub.Landing Lights Press, 2020.

December 3, 2020

This is the story of the first Xmas told from the point of view of three sheep, Rumbly Tumbly and Woolly who are being looked after by shepherds at the time when Mary and Joseph are looking for a place to shelter their new born baby.

Angels appear in the night and tell of the birth of the Messiah that has been predicted. The shepherds follow the bright star to see what the fuss is and the sheep follow. Under Bethlehem are limestone caves and the sheep discovering that “it is only a baby”, make their way back but fall into underground cave.

Meanwhile the rest of the sheep are being attacked by wolves. Read it and see what happens.

The illustrations are superb. Created in the style of the time, shepherds with crooks and head gear. The manger scene is very touching and the wolves with their flashing teeth are menacing. Rumbly Tumbly and Woolly are a sight to behold. The Marx brothers in sheep’s clothing.

In the back is the History of the event including the truth about wolves and the Biblical predictions.

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