The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by Rose Collins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786210012
Publisher: NurseryBox
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

NurseryBox are an independent publishing house specialising in children's picture books with animal characters. All NurseryBox titles are printed in the UK and crafted with child-friendly materials.

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The Night Before Christmas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
CHeartOfBooks More than 1 year ago
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* As if I couldn’t be more loud and proud about it with all my other holiday-related posts, I absolutely love Christmas. Every single thing about it (minus the hectic, and sometimes overwhelming shopping). What brings me even more delight about the holly jolly season are the wonderful stories, both classic and modern, that bring attention to the reason for the season, as well simply lift up downtrodden spirits. Rose Collin’s The Night Before Christmas does exactly that and more. Collins retells the classic story, (originally told by Clement Clarke Moore and also recognized as A Visit From St. Nicholas) through stunning illustrations that you know only someone who truly loves to write, draw, and tell stories can do. I felt as if I were right there among the bears (yes, another cute twist: bears take the place of the giddy children who are excitedly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus through their chimneys). The book script remains respectfully close to the original while adding its own unique details in the wording of the story, the depictions of the characters (as stated above, humans are replaced with adorable bears), as well as the illustrations. One of the reasons that I always jump at the opportunity to read a new children’s book, or one I haven’t yet had the chance to read, is simply because of the artwork and illustrations. For me, a story such as The Night Before Christmas cannot be accurately told without the accompaniment of lovely illustrations to follow; this is why Collins’ take on the beloved holiday classic stands out among other retellings. From the minute your eyes glaze over the first page, you are entranced into the world of holiday spirit, hot cocoa, and warm, cozy beds and you never want to leave! If you love the holidays just as much as I do, or are looking for a fresh, vibrant take on one of the most popular and well-known Christmas stories of all time, pick up Rose Collins’ The Night Before Christmas. You’ll be whisked away in Santa’s sleigh in no time!
A_Schleicher More than 1 year ago
Author Rose Collins presents Clement Clarke Moore’s Christmas classic in "The Night Before Christmas" with the beauty and nostalgia deserving of such an iconic poem. With vivid colors, reindeer and a sleigh that seemingly glow in the moonlight, and picturesque scenery of the quaint, wooded cabin town where they live, Collins’ illustrations are sure to please. Now, who are “they?” They are a fun twist given by Collins in "The Night Before Christmas" - a family of bears excitedly awaiting St. Nick’s arrival on Christmas Eve! As always, my kids enjoyed this classic poem, plus, were tickled with Collins’ bear family and delighted with the illustrations. If you’re looking for a fun and striking twist on a Christmas classic, pick up Collins’ "The Night Before Christmas."
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
In 1823, Clement Clarke Moore wrote a poem that still today is read every Christmas Eve by millions of families across the world – That poem is ‘A Visit from St. Nicolas’ otherwise more commonly know as ‘The Night Before Christmas’. There have been many versions of this poem written over the years, and numerous books too, so when I was asked to review this book I kind of expected to come across the same words, and would be basing my opinion just on the illustrations alone. How wrong I was! Rose Collins has written her version of the poem, bringing it right up to date, with the introduction of the Bear family. The moral behind the story is still the same, but with the bears taking centre stage instead of people. Children will love reading this book, whether alone or with a loved one. The illustrations are what makes this book though. They are bright and bold. They capture your eye, and stand off the page. They really do make you feel christmassy inside. A classic tale with a modern twist, that I’m sure is going to be a hit with little children.
JoeYang More than 1 year ago
A familiar story that's beautifully illustrated. The drawings give the tale a breath of fresh air! Rich colors, intricately drawn characters, and it's endearing how the protagonists have been reimagined as bears. The only small quibble is that the name of the reindeer "Donner" was spelled "Donna." Could have been artistic license, though. But the book makes a nice holiday gift for small kids just learning to read. They'll likely spend lots of time going over the colorful details. Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the classic retelling of the favorite Christmas poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Written in the early nineteenth century, and attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, the poem, also sometimes called “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” has warmed the hearts of children for almost two centuries. It definitely captures the spirit of Christmas, the joy, the love and the mystery that surrounds Santa Claus, or in this case known as Saint Nicholas, and his reindeer. There have been various re-writes of this poem, but most people would agree that there’s nothing like the original words to capture the meaning of Christmas. Rose Collins's picture book, The Night Before Christmas, takes the original words and illustrates the story with a slight twist as Saint Nicholas visits a family of bears. There’s Mama Bear and Papa Bear and two young bears. The house is all decked with Christmas charm and Saint Nicholas’s visit, as he comes down the chimney “with a bound,” is just like any other visit to a family home at Christmas. Saint Nicholas fills the stockings and tucks gifts under the tree, and returns up the chimney to his reindeer and sleigh, and flies off again with his jolly “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.” Although Saint Nicholas is human, the family members are bears and this retelling suggests that the power of the Christmas spirit reaches out to all children, even the children of a bear family. A charming retelling, and beautifully illustrated.