By: Clement C Moore & Tomie dePaola
A perfect stocking-stuffer edition of a beloved Christmas classic, from the creator of Strega Nona and Quiet.
With warm colors and cozy art, award-winning artist Tomie dePaola brings the beloved holiday poem to life. Detailed decorations and family portraits hang on the walls of a turn of the 19th century New England home as the family sleeps, snuggled into cozy geometric quilts--until the clatter of little hooves on the roof wakes them.
Rosy-cheeked St. Nicholas appears, filling the stockings with dolls and blocks, toy animals and candy canes, before taking off over the snow-capped hills in his sleigh. Framed by borders inspired by traditional New England quilts, the warm illustrations are full of cheerful details kids will love to pore over.
Called a shareable Christmas treasure in a Booklist starred review, The Night Before Christmas was Tomie dePaola's 100th book when it was originally published. A family favorite for more than thirty years, this beautiful rendition of a Christmas favorite is still a perfect read-aloud for snowy nights--and now, a perfect board book stocking stuffer, in just the right size for young readers to enjoy.