by Clement Clarke Moore
illustrated by Lee Krutop
The Five Mile Press, Rowville, 2006
Age group: preschool and beyond
The original wording of the poem in a beautifully presented book.
A man awakes one winter night to strange sounds and discovers St Nick in the lounge room and flying off in his reindeer powered sleigh.
This is just a beautiful book. From the velvet cover to the gorgeous illustrations, this book oozes quality and luxury.
Each page, but one, includes a pop out image which brings the story to life. The other page has a flap to open and see what is inside Santa’s sack.
Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.
Many of the words of this poem are well known and used frequently in many contexts. So, Happy Christmas to you all, and to all a good night!
And yes, I would definitely recommend this as a gorgeous Christmas book worthy to belong in every home!