‘Refuge’ by Anne Booth and illustrated by Sam Usher

RefugestarstarstarRefuge is a small children’s picture book featuring the Christmas story but told with emphasis on the fact that Mary, Joseph and their tiny babe were refugees who depended on the kindness of others as they fled. The story is simply told, narrated by the donkey who provided them transport, and beautifully illustrated. It was published this month by Nosy Crow publishers, who do not want to make any profit on it. From the sale of every book, 5£ is donated directly to War Child.

From Nosy Crow: “Like you, I suppose, all of us at Nosy Crow have watched the ongoing refugee crisis on the news – the terrible stories, the appalling pictures, the daily suffering and tragedies – and have wanted desperately to do something. Not just to raise money, but to help parents with young children asking difficult questions about the pictures they see of boys and girls their own age in unimaginable circumstances.”

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