The Night Before Christmas (little Golden Book)Reviews
- Number of Pages: 24
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa's golden sleigh? A sugarplum of a Christmas story, just right for a reading before"a extended winter's nap. While Santa delivers the toys inside, the elves and also the reindeer frolic about the lawn, as a pig (earmarked for a girl named Jan) in addition to a handful of alphabet blocks spill out of sacks into the snow. Yikes! It's two of Santa's elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways."Brett's richly illustrated borders are lavishly decorated with antique toys, ornaments, and sweet treats, all surrounded with twisting golden ribbons. Beloved illustrator Jan Brett's version of The Night Before Christmas lets these two mischievous elves add their rambunctious spirit to this familiar 1823 rhyming story. Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers."(Click to view a sample spread. They also give us a window on the mansion's inhabitants, including the children watching Santa's departure in awe. Illustrations © 1998 by Jan Brett.) (Ages 3 to 6) --Marcie Bovetz Here, Santa and his reindeer land on the snowy roof of a Victorian mansion in New England. Santa swiftly reins in the mischief-makers and"away they all flew like the down on a thistle.
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