The illustration style is simple enough to use this as a first introduction to the story for young preschoolers. Not an exceptional edition of the poem but an accessible one.
Everyone knows the famous words: “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house . . .” Clement C. Moore’s famous poem was written in 1822 and has been a holiday classic ever since. Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Marlene Moore, this stunning edition of The Night Before Christmas stands apart from the rest. The look is timeless, traditional, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be.
Charles Santore is a renowned illustrator and his many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Hamilton King Award. Charles Santores illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; The Free Library of Philadelphia; New York Citys Museum of Modern Art; The United States Department of the Interior and many private collections.