Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Welcome to our Booky Advent Calendar 2015. Let's get christmassy with not one, not two but THREE versions of "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore (Top That / Little Tiger / Abrams Young Readers)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Abrams Young Readers, Booky Advent Calendar 2015, Clement C. Moore, Daniel Kirk, Little Tiger, Marcin Nowakowski, Mark Marshall, The Night Before Christmas, Top That, Twas The Night Before Christmas
To kick off, we've been very good this year so Santa has bestowed upon us THREE different versions of Clement C. Moore's classic poem in book form, each with a different publisher and each illustrated by a superbly talented artist bringing their own unique vision of Santa's epic sleigh ride on Christmas Eve.
First up, we have Mark Marshall for Little Tiger Press with a glorious fuzzy and dream-like santa for their version of the tale. This big-page-format paperback is absolutely perfect for younger children, filled to the brim with a good dose of yuletide atmosphere. We really loved the reindeers in this version, speeding through the sky on sparkly christmas magic!
"The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore and Mark Marshall" is published by Little Tiger Press in Hardback and Paperback versions.
Next, we have a rather novel version of the story, this time adapted and illustrated by Daniel Kirk...
In "Twas the Night Before Christmas" from Abrams Young Readers, we get to see Christmas Eve through the eyes of a teeny tiny mouse family who wait for Santa's visit in their tiny mouse house. Once again interpreting the words of Clement C. Moore's poem in his own way, Daniel Kirk has come up with some gloriously colourful and clear illustrations with utterly adorable characters who listen out for the sound of Donder and Blitzen's hoof falls on the roof (and santa's big bum squeezing down the chimney!)
Charlotte adored this version, with one of the jolliest Santas around.
"Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore and Daniel Kirk is published by Abrams Young Readers in Paperback, Hardback and Kindle versions.
Let's squeeze one more in...this time from Top That Publishing and Marcin Nowakowski...
This is probably our favourite version for children of Charlotte's age (7 and up). The artwork is truly spectacular and it's easily one of the most impressive versions of the poem that we've ever seen.
"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore and Marcin Nowakowski is available in Hardback and Paperback editions from Top That Publishing.
Phew! After all that gadding about in the snowy sky we need a hot chocolate! Hope you enjoy these three versions and do watch out for more Booky Advent Calendar posts throughout the rest of December!