It’s mid October so you know what that means, Christmas is almost here! Okay, I know I’m a little early but all the stores already have tree displays set up so I can’t help but get excited. Last Christmas, Moo was only a month old so even though we did the tree and the family thing we didn’t enjoy it as much as I anticipate we will this year. To get us in the mood we’ve recently read a book that I want to share with you guys. I received the book in exchange for my honest review.
It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring,
Not even a … BEAR ?
A retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement Clark Moore, The Night Before Christmas is similar to the traditional version but features animals as the characters making it great for littles. In this picture book, Santa Claus visits a family of bears and they delight in the spirit of the season. The story is told as a rhythmic poem which worked to keep my daughter engaged and made it fun to read as the parent.
The artwork is dynamic as well. There’s lots of Christmas sparkle to remind children of the magic of Santa Claus.
The recommended age range is from 3 to 5 but I can see children of all ages enjoying a The Night Before Christmas. I would definitely use this book in a homeschool setting to teach about Christmas and rhyming words. With older children it could be used to explore poetry during winter months. My Moo is just about a year and she was captivated with the pictures and soothing melody.
Christmas is right around the corner and this is a wonderful introduction to remind children of the magic of the season.
The Night Before Christmas is available in multiple formats so choose your favorite below.
share the wonder of the season with your special little one.
One Sage MamA