Peer through the bedroom curtains, look up into the sky, past the rooftops...what magical figure can you see entering the living room via the chimney? In this title, three-dimensional layered pages allow youngsters to explore all the heart warming illustrations. A special gold finish on the cover and at the end of the poem enhances children's enjoyment and excitement. It is perfect Yuletide reading for 3- to 7-year-olds. Christmas is a time for well-loved traditions and family fun - and this famous festive poem is perfect for sharing with little ones: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap...The amazing pop-up scenes and gorgeous illustrations of children, parents and Father Christmas himself ensure that this book will be treasured for a very long time.
Clement Clarke Moore (1799-1863) came from a prominent family - his father Benjamin Moore was the Bishop of New York who was famous for officiating at the inauguration of George Washington. The tradition of reading the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve has become a worldwide institution.