Archive | December 11, 2014

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas










The Night before Christmas

Clement Clarke Moore

Richard Johnson

Random House 2014

pbk., 32pp., RRP $A16.99




“Twas the night before Christmas

When all through the house

Not a creature was stirring

Not even a mouse…”

Are there any more recognisable words than these at this time of the year?  This poem, written by Clement Clarke Moore 192 years ago, stirs the imagination of generation after generation and every child should have at least one copy in their library.  This one, beautifully illustrated by Richard Johnson in a very traditional way, is perfect to introduce children to the story of Santa Claus and his reindeer. The gentle colours and timeless imagery will make it a favourite version.

At this time of the year there are many books published that have a Christmas theme but this one has proven its popularity and if your library doesn’t have a copy then this is the one to get.