T’was the day before Christmas and our 24th book is a version of the well-known classic poem, The Night Before Christmas, by Clement Moore. This particular book is a beautiful shape book from 1962 by Whitman Publishing Company.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 24: The Night Before Christmas”
For our 23rd book, let’s look at a quaint little Golden Book from 1977, The Animals’ Christmas Eve.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 23: The Animals’ Christmas Eve”
Book 22 is by the fabulous Marla Frazee from 2005, Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert.
This book is fantastic. Not being much of a Santa lover myself, this book completely changes my mind about the jolly fellow. This is a story about that famous guy in the red suit that pretty much only gets talked about in December. If you’ve ever wondered how on earth dear old Santa gets everything done and always just right, this is the book for you.Continue reading “Day 25 – Book 22: Santa Claus: The World’s Number One Toy Expert”
Five more books to go! Today’s story is a vintage tale from 1969 by the Hobans, The Mole Family’s Christmas.
A fine classic of a tale, this story is about a family of hard-working moles whose son, Delver, inadvertently learns about Christmas and a fat man in a red suit who visits those with chimneys. In the process, he also learns of the existence of stars, which nearsighted moles are not able to see, and about telescopes which enable better viewing of said stars. With a new longing to see the stars singing with their glimmering and shining, Delver decides to write to the man in red, chance being caught by the old owl, and make a chimney for the mole home in hopes of receiving a telescope.Continue reading “25 Days—Book 21: The Mole Family’s Christmas”
Our 20th book for this Christmas book list is another childhood favorite of mine. Oh how I loved the Clifford books! So we must celebrate the coming holiday with the big red dog in Clifford’s Christmas, created in 1984 by Norman Bridwell.
In this Christmas edition of the classic Clifford stories, Emily Elizabeth starts off the holiday season at Thanksgiving when Santa ends the Thanksgiving Day Parade.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 20: Clifford’s Christmas”
Before we look at today’s book, dear readers, you must do something. If you have seen the 2004 movie, The Polar Express, I need you to forget it. Erase it from your mind completely. Whether you liked the movie or not, you must pretend that you never saw it. This is very important for you to experience the real story, the book that is, which is quite different and ever so much more wonderful than the odd movie version. Forget it all.
Ok, now let’s talk about our book for day 19, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. This book was created in 1985 and it is magical. Yes, truly magical.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 19: The Polar Express”