ISBN 9780143796909 – Puffin – Penguin Australia Pty Ltd Hardback 32 pp – Oct 2019
Jess Racklyeft is the acclaimed creator of cards, picture books, original paintings, prints and all types of different client projects. She worked in publishing sales for many years, but now works full time as an artist and illustrator. Recent awards include the CBCA Notable Picture Book of the Year two years running. She lives in Melbourne with her family.
A long time ago, in a country far away, a star shone in the night sky and a baby boy was born . . .
The First Christmas perfectly captures the wonder of the nativity and celebrates the Christmas spirit of giving and togetherness. Full of hope for the future and the joy of family, this is a classic picture book to share, year after year.