The Night Before Christmas

Clement C Moore, Author, Eric Puybaret, Illustrator, Peter Paul & Mary, Performed by
Clement C. Moore, illus. by Eric Puybaret, Charlesbridge/Imagine!/Yarrow, $19.95 (26p) ISBN 978-1-936140-06-0
Reviewed on: 10/18/2010
Release date: 10/01/2010
Puybaret (Puff, the Magic Dragon) infuses Moore's classic poem with whimsical details: the family's warm house is filled with folk art–style decorations and twinkling fairies, as a gnomelike Santa unloads his gifts, then prepares to rise up the chimney. The full-bleed artwork, layered shapes, and vibrant palette (Santa's coat shines against a glacier blue sky and green sleigh) make the paintings appear almost three-dimensional. An accompanying CD includes recordings by Peter, Paul, and Mary. Ages 5–8. (Oct.)
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