The Midnight Visitors is by Juliet David and illustrated by Jo Perry. It's a sweet, calm story about the birth of baby Jesus in a stable.
The story is about a cow named Miriam who lets in other animals into her warm barn one night when suddenly the innkeeper brings in two other guests. It's Mary and Joseph, and Miriam is sure she will never forget what happened in her lowly barn.
The story is cute, but I didn't like how the shepherd's talked. It was too modern and it irritated me enough to change the wording. haha I like books to be as authentic as they can in speech and actions for the time period. Also, you would need to explain to your child that it's Mary and Joseph who entered the barn because it wasn't clear to a small child. Anyway, I loved the illustrations and how the story was so peaceful. It would be fun to read this book by the Christmas tree before bed.
I was given this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.