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The Night Before Christmas

the night before christmasWe have a few different versions of this Christmas poem, but Gyo Fujikawa’s The Night Before Christmas is our favourite! Her illustrations are so beautiful and in a way that appeals to adults and kids alike. Fujikawa, also known for her version of Mother Goose, creates the most lovely, vintage-like illustrations. We especially love the cheery little Santa… and the sugar-plums!

We’ve been reading the story every night before bed and my kids now know the entire poem by heart. We are so excited for Santa to come!

The book is available from our Bookshop (UK and US) along with many other great holiday books.



Comments (3)

December 22, 2009

Thanks for reminding we need this book stat!! I started reciting it to my daughter this morning (amazed how much I remember from it from 3rd grade memorisation!) and she was amazed…wait until she hears (and sees!) the rest…

December 23, 2009

Another example of cultural ignorance — I don’t think I know this poem. Surely it wasn’t translated in Dutch…!

December 23, 2009

Oh my gosh, Esther…. I can’t believe you don’t know this poem!!!!! It is SUCH a famous one (at least in America!). Buy it now!

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