Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Night Before Christmas Profusely Illustrated: Mini-Review

The Night Before Christmas Profusely Illustrated is a collection of stories and poems for and about children. It includes Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" and lesser known Christmas-themed works by others as well as non-holiday stories and poems about childhood. It is designed along the lines of the MacGuffey Readers that were used as school primers long ago and far away (I have a couple of those around here somewhere as well). The stories and poems beyond the famous Moore poem are obviously intended to teach and remind children of strong moral values such as friendship, family, giving, studying, and helping. The works are charming in their old-world flavor and a nice peek at the world of yesteryear.   ★★


Ryan said...

You know, I don't have this, and I really should.

fredamans said...

Perfect for the holiday season! Great review!

Bev Hankins said...

Ryan, this is a lovely old book. My grandma has a way of finding these old editions for me.