NEW BOOK: The 29 Cent Baby Jesus

Who doesn’t love a great Christmas story? Author Carol Cool pens a delightful children’s book and hopes you’ll enjoy it with the children in your life this year. Here’s a little bit about the story…

Sarah loves decorating for Christmas with her mommy. But when setting up the Christmas creche with all the characters from the nativity story, Sarah notices something very strange about the baby Jesus figurine. What does it all mean? The 29¢ Baby Jesus is a family Christmas picture book that leads us all to consider just how much Jesus is worth to us.

As an added bonus, your children (and you!) will have fun searching for the hidden “29¢” scattered throughout the book!

… Can You Find It In This Picture?

Sarah loves to put up the crèche set her family collected long ago. But why does the Baby Jesus figurine have a strange 29¢ on the bottom? 

As Sarah discovers the meaning, she worries that people will think her family does not think very much of Jesus. She investigates the problem and looks for a way to make it all better. She wants everyone to know that Jesus is the most important part of Christmas!

Enjoy the story… and a game of hide and seek!

As you read the book be on the lookout for a tiny 29¢ hidden in the illustrations. 

How many can you find?!

“I own the creche set this story is based on!” – Carol Cool

As a mother and teacher, I love how this story weaves the valuable lesson of Jesus’ worth with a child’s perspective. A wonderful story, it can be used to both entertain and teach. I may never look at a creche the same way again. ” – Jen Teale, East Petersburg, PA

About The Author

Carol Cool is the author of the Christmas picture book The 29¢ Baby Jesus and of the adult nonfiction Finding Balance in the Circus of Life and has been published in national and international magazines. She travels as a speaker throughout the United States to encourage listeners to discover who they were created to be and to find balance by living authentically. Carol enjoys life with her husband, Rev. Les Cool. She is a lover of Panera Bread, Colonial Williamsburg, and all things Jane Austen. Carol loves to encourage average people, like herself, to make a difference in their world and blogs about it on her website at

About The Illustrator

Theresa Simo crafted the fabulous illustrations found in The 29¢ Baby Jesus and has been artful her whole life. Under her father’s tutelage, she has painted everything from hex signs to billboards along highways! Theresa lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with her family.

Purchase The Book

We’ve made it so easy for you to purchase this book for yourself, a friend, or a group! Choose an original copy, autographed copy, or personalized copies and add the correlating shipping and process your payment through PayPal. Even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or debit card, through our secured payment system!

Order the book or as many as you’d like directly from the author!
Order an autographed copy of the book. This makes a really wonderful gift!
Order personalized books for one or multiple children. You’ll be able to submit the names!

Have Carol Speak For Your Group

An accomplished and flexible speaker, Carol tailors her topics to fit the theme and timeframes of your meeting, conference, seminar or retreat.