THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore and illustrations by Jan Brett(G.P. Putnam's; 978-0-399-25670-7; November 1, 2011; Ages 3-5; $20.00)
The Night Before Christmas is one of Jan Brett’s all-time bestsellers. This newly-packaged deluxe edition will include a DVD featuring Jan’s beautiful artwork, digitally rendered and paired with narration by award-winning narrator, Jim Dale, and original music performed by the acclaimed Boston Pops Orchestra. This classic story will come to life in a way it never has before – lifting the story off of the page and onto the reader’s television or computer.
Okay, so I just had to save this book for last! This is such a huge holiday classic! This is actually the first time I've owned a copy of this book, but I can still recite many of the lines, as I'm sure you could too! This classic is brilliantly illustrated by Jan Brett. If you aren't familiar with her, she does lovely work and shows the story not only with the main picture, but in side pictures on each page as well. It is very neat! She does a great job on this festive classic of really drawing the reader in--no pun intended! Jan is truly a great artist! Another great thing about this book is that in includes a DVD that your children can watch. On this DVD, a gentleman reads the story and illustrations from the book are shown on the screen. I was really impressed with the way they used the illustrations. It really brings everything to life! There is also background music played by the Boston Pops!
This is a beautiful, wonderful book that I think any family would love! I'm so happy that we have a copy of this classic now so that I can share it with my daughter year after year!
As with most books these days, you can purchase this one from Amazon.com and one reader will also win their own copy! Just use the easy entry form below. Good luck!
*This is not a paid posting. Thanks to the company for the complimentary review and giveaway books.*