Picture Book Review: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Twas the Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. MooreP.J. Lynch (Illustrations)
4 out of 5 stars

This Christmas classic is beautifully illustrated in a new edition with artwork by P.J. Lynch. The well-known poetry about St. Nick comes alive once more when accompanied with such lovely illustrations!

I just adore this sweet poem! It’s never quite Christmas until someone says Santa has “a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.” This poem makes “visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” the rallying cry of all Christmas joy.

The illustrations are dusky and soft. There is an atmosphere of mystery and magic on every page. The setting is deliciously old-fashioned and traditional with a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with stars and ornaments and gingerbread. There is a massive fireplace and stockings and old-timey cooking utensils and pots nearby.

This would be the perfect book to read aloud while curling up with a cozy cup of hot chocolate under the twinkle lights of the Christmas tree!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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