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Monday, December 23, 2013

'Twas the Night...

Christmas Eve is almost here! And the most famous book about the day is the classic by Clement Moore, The Night before Christmas [JP MOO]. We have quite a number of different versions, each with an illustrator's attempt to make the old classic new again. There are the stylings of the famous--Arthur Rackham, Tasha Tudor, Hilary Knight, Jan Brett--and the not so famous. And, there are a whole slew of take-offs on the original such as A Pirate's Night before Christmas by Philip Yates [JP YAT] and The Barnyard Night before Christmas by Beth Terrill [JP TER].

And new for this year, is this delightful version, illustrated only with hands and facial expressions:




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