Twas the Night Before Christmas

Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Christopher Wormell, Running Press Kids, $16.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7624-2717-8
With their strong black lines and deep colors, Wormell's signature block prints are a fittingly iconic pairing for Moore's holiday classic. Wormell sets the tone from the outset with a solemn portrait of a shingled house, dead quiet under a clear winter's night sky. Before long, Santa appears, and Wormell delivers several (almost too many) stately images of the "right jolly old elf," as he goes about his business. Though the illustrations can feel overly literal, this is an enchanting and elegant adaptation. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 10/18/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
Genre: Children's
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