Frankincense and Mirth: Humphrey’s First Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

Humphrey's First ChristmasAuthor: Carol Heyer
Illustrator: Carol Heyer
Published: 2007 Ideals Publications
ISBN: 0824955595

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Relayed with the pomp of an indignant camel and replete with starlit sandscapes, stunning, sometimes comical close-ups and loads of understated melodrama, this twist on the Christmas story is as hilarious as it is endearing.

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You can view some fabulous illustrations from this book here.

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Comment by Katherine

December 13, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

I loved this podcast. You two are so passionate about Humphrey by Carol Heyer, I felt like I could visualize every page the way you described it. I will definitely buy Humphrey based on your recommendation. I’ve seen other books by Carol Heyer and she is an outstanding illustrator and writer.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

December 16, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

Katherine,

I’m glad you enjoyed the chat and I hope you enjoy the book even more. Do let us know what you think once you get your hands on it!

Thanks so much for listening and for taking time to participate in the conversation,
Andrea

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December 18, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

[...] Looking for an entertaining and effective spin on the story of Bethlehem? Drop by Just One More Book! and find out about a thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly original new Christmas book that will have your kids begging to hear the Christmas story again and again. Relayed with the pomp of an indignant camel and replete with starlit sandscapes, stunning, sometimes comical close-ups and loads of understated melodrama, this twist on the Christmas story is as hilarious as it is endearing.. As always, thanks to Matthew Ebel for our music and introduction. [...]

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January 14, 2008 @ 9:17 am

[...] Andrea presents Frankincense and Mirth: Humphrey’s First Christmas posted at Just One More Book!!, saying, “Looking for an entertaining and effective spin on the story of Bethlehem? Drop by Just One More Book! and find out about a thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly original new Christmas book that will have your kids begging to hear the Christmas story again and again. Relayed with the pomp of an indignant camel and replete with starlit sandscapes, stunning, sometimes comical close-ups and loads of understated melodrama, this twist on the Christmas story is as hilarious as it is endearing..” [...]

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March 21, 2008 @ 6:50 am

[...] Relatable characters and stories facilitate a strong connection between the reader and the book. It doesn’t matter whether or not the stories are real, only that the reader can relate to the feelings that are core to the story. The same is true for the characters. A great example is Humphrey, the lovable grumpy camel in the picture book, Humphrey’s First Christmas. [...]

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