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The Night Before Christmas - Book Review

The Night Before Christmas is a poem by Clement Clarke Moore. He wrote the yuletide rhyme in 1822 for his own children. Clement is an American poet and scholar. The poem was published in 1823.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse . . .’

The following books offer different visions of Clement C. Moore’s classic Christmas poem. Generations have enjoyed the verse. Here are several choices in picture book, board book and pop-up book formats. Choose a book by your favorite illustrator. Cuddle up with a child on Christmas Eve or Day and share Twas The Night Before Christmas.

‘Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight.’


The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up is a three-dimensional construction. A family of mice receives a visit from St. Nick instead of a human one. The phasing of the poem is different. Beware little children will want to handle the pop-ups.


Lisbeth Zwerger is the illustrator of The Night Before Christmas. Pretty illustrations with dancing children, reindeer and more.


Mary Engelbrett is the illustrator. There are a lot of details on each page. Oversize(11" x 11")


Bruce Whatley is the illustrator. The board book is a perfect size for little hands. Daycare/Prechool Christmas Books.


A Little Golden Book version of The Night Before Christmas. Mircea Catusanu is the illustrator. Infants and Toddlers Christmas Books.

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