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September 26, 2021

Things We Like: ‘On a Bethlehem Night’

Cincinnati author and illustrator, Hillary Hahn, recently published a new, magical children's book just in time for the holidays!

If you’re looking for a new Christmas book to add to your festive collection, you must check out local author and illustrator, Hillary Hahn’s new book, “On A Bethlehem Night.”
“On A Bethlehem Night” is perfect for ages 3 and older, about the animals in the manger on the first Christmas night! Go for a whimsical ride and meet each of these charming characters; Cletus the blue alpaca, Grandmother Hen, a doodlebug with a taste for rock-n-roll, a kangaroo who can’t stop dancing and finally a mysterious hoopoe! You will laugh and your heart will be warmed as you enjoy this new holiday classic.
Mom Reporter, Shelbie Todd and her kids, gave it a read, and they even made a craft to go along with the fun:
“I love how the illustrations look! The animals are so cool. I also loved the rhyming. This book reminds us that no matter what, we should include everyone and be kind!” – Trevor
“I really liked this story and craft. Making Cletus with my mom was so much fun. My favorite part of the story was when they all wanted to see the baby and wake him up. It reminds me of my baby brother. I want to wake him up & sing & teach him all the things, too!” – Jax
Read all about it, order your copy and be sure to check out Hahn’s Etsy gift shop to make your book adventure more intriguing with adorable crafts and merchandise to go along with it at


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