What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
The Night Before Christmas
"Twas the night before Christmas..." This is the opening line of this classic and well-known poem first published in New York in 1822 as A Visit from St Nicholas. There have been countless editions of Clement's poem but none has transcended this one illustrated by talented artist Christian Birmingham.
In this edition there are alternative colour and black and white spreads which have been meticulously designed to give readers the sense of magic and mystery usually associated with Christmas. No child should be deprived of the joy of turning the pages of this superb picture book and to discover the joyful event of the visit from Father Christmas.
The Night Before Christmas is the perfect story for reading aloud and if you are short of ideas for gifts this will certainly make the perfect one!