The Night Before Christmas... The Gift

by Linda Crosland

This picture book tells the story of the birth of Jesus using the same rhyming style of the traditional 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. It's a fun way to read the well-known story to children, though the rhythm doesn't always flow as well as it could.

The illustrations are bright and colorful, and almost all of the text is on images of scrolls. There are a few pages that may not make a whole lot of sense to young children, but could spark some important conversations about Christmas, Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. On the other hand, the last few pages dragged on a bit, almost as if the author couldn't decide how to end it or had an agenda to get across and wanted to present it in as many ways as possible.

I wasn't a huge fan of this book, but I'm neither a child nor a parent of children, so take my review with a grain of salt (as you always should!). :)

2/5 leaves

The Night Before Christmas... The Gift

(I received a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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