Monday, 14 December 2009

Book Sharing Monday

A Christmas book this week, we would like to share "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C Moore. I bought this version for Imogen a couple of years ago as I knew she'd love to open the flaps. It works well as an advent book with the 24 flaps, although we've always just read it as a book and looked through the flaps as we read it.

A classic tale from the poem written by Clement C Moore on Christmas Eve 1822 for his family, the original being "A visit from St Nicholas", but later it became known as "The Night before Christmas". One hundred and eighty seven years later it is the "most-published, most-read, most-memorized and most-collected book in all of Christmas literature."

We love to sit together and read this book, Imogen especially enjoys when Father Christmas calls out to the reindeer

"Now Dasher, now Dancer!
Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On Cupid!
On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch.
To the top of the wall.
Now Dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!"

although this part often raises the question for Imogen, "what about Rudolph?"

A lovely Christmas book to share. Do you have any lovely books you would like to share? Take a look at Canadian Home Learning for more book sharing or to join in.

1 comment:

  1. we don't have that version but it looks brilliant x


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