Thursday, 22 December 2016

DELIGHTFUL KIDS BOOKS | 'The Night Before Christmas' by Rose Collins (****)

Hello everyone, and happy Thursday! I can only apologise that I haven't posted in a few weeks - the end of term at uni was hectic, what with essays, Christmas parties, dinners and saying goodbye to friends! throughout the busyness admittedly I have somewhat neglected my blog and my review TBR pile... however I am determined that amongst the revision and essay writing that, unfortunately, is due to characterise my winter break, I will catch up on my blogging and reading and hopefully in the new year bring you a whole lot of new posts! 

But before we talk about the new year, let's talk about CHRISTMAS! This year I have been lucky enough to have the time to really get in the Christmas spirit; I have been a regular visitor at the Manchester Christmas Markets, I have been to a couple of Christmas dinners with friends, and also saw The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. However, if you're not quite feeling all Christmassy yet, hopefully this post will inspire you! Today I am going to be reviewing Rose Collins' take on the classic Christmas tale, The Night Before Christmas, based on the classic by Clement Clarke Moore with an animal twist- as Santa visits a family of bears on Christmas Eve.

Intrigued? Check out the blurb here...

It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, 
Not even a … BEAR ? 

Clement Clarke Moore's much loved poem is brought beautifully to life in this gorgeous picture book with a twist- as Santa visits a family of bears on Christmas Eve. 

Share the Christmas magic and experience a whole new retelling of the timeless Christmas classic. 


With beautifully illustrated pages, The Night Before Christmas is the perfect gift for any child.

A PDF copy of The Night Before Christmas was kindly sent to me by NurseryBox Books in exchange for an honest review.

The Night Before Christmas is a gorgeously illustrated, fun, Christmassy read that evokes the classic tale with a brand new twist. Every single page in the book is carefully curated with wonderful details, and not too much writing and colours that call to mind a classic, cosy Christmas. The dazzling bright colours will hold the attention of a very young reader, and for an older child the snowy scenes are particularly beautiful and contrast well with the cosy images inside the house.

This is a perfect story to read with your children, and can easily be an interactive experience. The page with Santa's reindeers has the name of all the reindeers labelled so you can name them with your child, and the use of rhyme makes for a fun reading practice for slightly older readers.

I loved this book and it is definitely a classic your kids will love this Christmas. This book is recommended for under 5s, but every child will definitely enjoy this story featuring bears, reindeers and Santa Clause. 

Check out The Night Before Christmas here -

Amazon link- https://www.amazon.com/Night-Before-Christmas-Rose-Collins-ebook/dp/B0193Y9PHW

Barnes&Noble link- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-night-before-christmas-rose-collins/1123122005?ean=9781786210012


Goodreads link- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28150849-the-night-before-christmas

Until next time :)