Young Angela sees the Baby Jesus lying in the manger in front of the church a few days before Christmas and instantly feels sorry for him. She believes he must be freezing, lying in a bed of hay with no blanket or any clothes on. Though she knows she may get into trouble, she takes the Baby Jesus home and manages to sneak him into her bedroom, simply to keep him warm through the snowy night. When her mother finds out, she can't decide whether to be upset with Angela or not, nor can the policeman that have been sent out looking for the Baby Jesus. All Angela wanted to do was to warm Jesus, knowing how often he sends warmth for others.
The ending is a happy one, of course, but it is also sweet. Children will love the concept of Angela taking the Baby Jesus home in order to keep him warm, but they will also be able to grasp the messages in the book. There is a deep religious message, as well as ones of compassion for others, love for one's family, and having a good spirit during the holiday season.