Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore
Illustrator:  Christian Birmingham 
Picture Book
For ages 3 and up
HarperCollins UK, 2004   ISBN: 978-0007167111

In this beautiful presentation of that classic Christmas poem by Clement C. Moore, readers of all ages will discover a whole world of beautiful illustrations which accompany the text. In addition to full and double page color paintings there are also small black and white pencil drawings which capture little Christmas details such a little sleeping mouse, a moonlit rooftop, a dollhouse waiting for someone to play with it, and a holly wreath on a door. An introduction at the beginning of the book briefly tells the story of the poem and its creator.