Bernadette Watts was born in Northampton, England, in 1942. She has illustrated over fifteen picture books for children, including many traditional tales, in a career spanning several decades. She won the prestigious Japanese Owl Prize for illustration in 1986. She lives in Kent, England.
'Beautifully, imaginatively written... it is wonderful to have a
new Christmas nativity story to share with children.'
'This is the most heart-warming version of the Christmas story I have read in a while. It is written in a beautiful style, ideal for either reading aloud, or quietly and independently. The endearing illustrations draw the reader into various atmospheric scenes and surroundings that you imagine yourself being a part of, wanting to dive in and live the story for real yourself.'
-- Early Years Educator
'Bernadette Watts' illustrations show her experience over many years, especially with folk tales in many languages, and this charming story, starting with a gift to be given and ending with a gift received, is just right for this time of year.'
-- Armadillo magazine