Sometimes sweet and simple is best. This book was originally published in 1948. It tells the Christmas story in an easy to read way and ends with the hymn "Away in a Manger". I thought the illustration style looked familiar and sure enough Marc Simont also did the pictures for The 13 Clocks.
As much as I love elaborate illustrations, I also appreciate the simplicity of books like this.
I have one husband, three children, two cats and a house full of too many books to count. I love to read, ride my bike, bake, develop my own photographs, and I've been known to neglect all housework to play with my kids.