A friend of mine recently donated this nativity scene to our children’s ministry. It was perfect timing because the night before, I had been talking with someone about getting one to display during Advent.
The best place I found to purchase it is from half.com, here. The Christmas story is told with pictures and text that are probably best for toddlers and preschoolers. To build the nativity scene, the pieces can be popped out of the pages and stood up in little stands. My only nitpick is that they show the wise men coming to the stable, instead of when Jesus is a little older. I know, not a big deal, but it’s one of my pet peeves.
I took the initiative in marking the pieces in this book, so I know which page they need to return to. I have a similar book for our own family use, and found out the hard way that the pieces need to be marked, or you will end up with a giant, frustrating jigsaw puzzle when you want to put it all away again. Lesson learned once; that was quite enough.