Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story

Monday, November 16, 2015

Book Review - The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story

The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story

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About the Book
Spread the Christmas cheer with this whimsical retelling of Clement C. Moore’s cherished poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” This new edition of the classic features the text of Moore’s original poem, illustrated with beautifully detailed LEGO brick scenes and characters.

See the colorful stockings hung by the chimney in the fanciful brick house, and look on at the visions of dancing brick sugarplums. Turn the pages to reveal Saint Nicholas with his bundle of toys and his eight trusty reindeer, and watch as he magically slides down the chimney to bring presents to the good little girls and boys before shouting, “Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!” This treasured Christmas poem in brick will quickly become the highlight of your holiday storybooks and a great new tradition for the whole family!
My Take on the Book
You are probably familiar with the story of the NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. It has been a classic for many years and so many books have been written using the text written by Clement C . Moore and illustrated by other artists.

This book uses the original story but Amanda Brack has illustrated the story in a very creative way. 

She has used bricks or what I will call Leggos. It is amazing to me to see how carefully she formed the scenes for each part of the story. You will see her creativity using the bricks to build the beds, fireplaces, tree,and Santa and his reindeer.
Lots of details for you and your child to view up close on each page.
Note the facial expressions on the characters too.
Enjoy this version of a loved story.

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