The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Book Review

night before the night before christmas book reviewTitle: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Jay Dee

Illustrator: Darren Geers

Genre: Children’s Christmas

Publisher: Kraine Kreative

Release Date: November 3, 2014

Format: Paperback

Pages: 32 pages

About the Book:

At Santa’s workshop, the night before the night before Christmas is hardly a time to rest. The elves work tirelessly to get the final toys made before Christmas Eve, but Elfie just can’t keep pace. He spends too much time making his toys perfect, and when Santa comes to check on production, everyone is surprised by his reaction.

AmazonMy Review:

It was the illustrations that sucked me into The Night Before the Night Before Christmas.  I was sent a few samples before I ever read the story and they were so whimsical and colorful I decided I had to read it.

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Once I read the story, though, I was completely hooked!!  It’s sweet and simple, with a nod towards the true meaning of Christmas.

I give The Night Before the Night Before Christmas four and a half stars.  It’s a ready-made classic your family will want to read and re-read for many Christmases to come.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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