Monday, 14 December 2015

The Night Before Christmas - nearly 200 years old and still going strong

USA Writer (born 1779) and Illustrator
Clement Moore, illustrated by Amanda Brack
The Night Before Christmas A Brick Story
Lothian 2015 $19.99hb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 7336 3504 5
Themes: Bricks/ Traditional Poems
A very different look at a very well-known Christmas poem.  It is totally illustrated, with great imagination, with small coloured bricks which I felt rather sceptical about when I first read about the book. However, in the hands of Amanda Brack who has several other bricks titles to her name it is amazingly lively – a Lego lover’s paradise I feel. What really surprised me too was the freshness and charm of Clement Moore’s poem  - after nearly 200 years it reads so smoothly and I must find a group of children to share it with before Christmas Day (now coming far too close).
All ages   

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