The Night Before Christmas

Summary:

In this version of Clement Moore's famous 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, it is the mice who are the featured characters.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Even readers who know the story will enjoy exploring the illustrations in this Christmas classic.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

The first thing our daughter noticed was the shooting star on the end paper. For her, the book was all about the illustrations and the re-purposing of objects for the miniature home of the Mouse family.

Parent Reaction

How cute! The illustrations are amazing, and I had fun with my daughter exploring all of the objects that found new life in the Mouse family home. I also loved that the whole family saw Santa, not just Papa.

Type of Book:
Lifelike illustrations guide readers through this classic Christmas story.
Educational Themes:

This is a story to enjoy sharing together. Take time to explore the images and discover how many "human" things the mice use in their home.

Reading Level:
2.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
Shared with a 12-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. If you don't have a family copy of this book, definitely consider buying this one.

Title The Night Before Christmas
About
Author Clement C. Moore
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company © 2014
Illustrators Barbara Reid
ISBN 9780807556252
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Family, Poetry, Holidays, Religion
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