by Clement C. Moore; illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa
The Night Before Christmas is the most enduring and memorable of all secular holiday poems. From the first lovable image of a pink-eared mouse to the final spread of Papa waving goodbye to Santa and his reindeer, soft watercolor illustrations by acclaimed artist Gyo Fujikawa bring Moore’s classic to life. Kittens and dogs curl up everywhere in the old-fashioned home; stockings hang by the fireplace; and a group of irresistibly adorable children nestle next to cakes, cookies, and candy canes on a bed of soft dreamy clouds.
Perhaps you are buying for an infant celebrating its first Christmas, someone who doesn’t have this seasonal favorite written by Moore as a gift for his six children. Youngsters, and those reading to them, will be mesmerized by this 32-page edition. Age level, 3 to adult.