Thursday, 10 December 2015

'The Night Before Christmas' - A Parragon Book Review

Each month we are kindly sent a new book by Parragon Books as we are one of their book buddies and with it coming up to Christmas our November book was 'The Night Before Christmas'.


Both boys were very excited about this book as it had Santa Claus on the front and he is a huge hit in this house at the minute, it might have something to do with the fact that in less than 3 weeks he will be coming with presents!

We waited until bedtime to settle down and read the book as it sounded like the perfect bedtime story to send them off to sleep dreaming of Christmas.



As with all the Parragon books that we have been sent it was a huge hit with its colourful illustrations and Santa Claus appearing in a lot in the book. Each page is full of all the traditional colours of Christmas, lots of sparkle and Santa Claus flying through the sky on his journey to deliver all the toys.



It's a book the boys could relate to with the Christmas tree and stockings by the fire. As I read the story the boys were looking at the pictures and I could see them taking it all in and knowing this is what will be happening on Christmas eve.




The white space on most of the pages is great for a children's book as the pages don't look cluttered which makes it easy to read.

The story is the traditional Christmas rhyme but with modern illustrations to capture the children's attention and really draws them into the book. I can remember this rhyme from when I was a child and it was lovely to read it to my boys.

This book is being chosen night after night, which I'm not complaining about as I honestly love it myself.
* We were sent 'The Night Before Christmas' from Parragon books for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own. *




Mummuddlingthrough
Binky Linky
A Cornish Mum
Running in Lavender

30 comments:

  1. Ah this looks like a super cute Christmassy book! Thanks so much for linking to #coolmumclub chicken xx

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  2. Gorgeous illustrations - for me it's all about the illustrations with children's books (and it probably is for the kids as well!) So nice to be able to read your children a classic Christmas story that feels current and relevant to them.

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  3. Gorgeous illustrations - for me it's all about the illustrations with children's books (and it probably is for the kids as well!) So nice to be able to read your children a classic Christmas story that feels current and relevant to them.

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  4. This books looks great and love your review...:) thank you for sharing. I can't wait until Christmas Eve with my little one xx

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  5. What a cute book the illustrations look fabulous. I love the night before Christmas certainly a classic and one to bring out every year for years to come. #picknmix

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  6. This was always one of my faves and we have bought a copy for my girlie! I bet the boys loved it and are ridiculously excited xx #binkylinky

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  7. Looks like a lovely book for Christmas. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  8. It's my favoourite Christmas story, and this looks like a lovely version. The photos of you reading together are brill - they look so engrossed! :) #justanotherlinky

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  9. It looks like the boys really enjoyed it (and you as well). I've just linked up my Parragon Book Buddy review, too. Thank you for hosting #justanotherlinky

    Nadia - ScandiMummy x

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  10. I absolutely love this book,it's so well illustrated!! Perfect for snuggling under the duvet and reading. Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky and popping over from from #coolmumclub #binkylinky

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  11. I absolutely love this book,it's so well illustrated!! Perfect for snuggling under the duvet and reading. Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky and popping over from from #coolmumclub #binkylinky

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  12. We have this book and I love it! I had it when I was little too! #justanotherlinky

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  13. We have the same book and it's awesome! Love reading it at bedtime. Not so sure about the 'St Nic' in places as I only understand Santa and Father Christmas atm but we'll be keeping it forever! Nice review :) #Justanotherlinky x

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  14. Love the illustrations. My daughter is starting to read short books and I think this would be a great challenge for her to try to read but the subject matter will give her incentive to work on sounding it out. I'm going to take a look to see if we can get the book around here. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Looks like a fab book to read together. Lovely illustrations in it x #justanotherlinky

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  16. I love this poem and the book looks lovely - really bright and colourful! The boys look really engrossed in it. Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky :)
    Debbie

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  17. Great review! My kids love books which are colorful and have a lot of illustrations on it too... it looks like a fantastic book. #justanotherlinky

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  18. It looks like a great book, and lovely pictures. Brilliant review #justanotherlinky

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  19. A great review! I love Christmasy books and it looks so cute and colourful too. The monthly book club sounds like a fab idea I will have to look into that price wise because I'm sure my little ones would love a new book each month! #justanotherlinky

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  20. Sounds lovely! We have a different version of this - love it for Christmas reading! #justanotherlinky

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  21. It is such a gorgeous book, we love reading it to in the run up to Christmas #sundaystars

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  22. This looks lovely! #justanotherlinky

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  23. We will be reading ours on Christmas Eve with all the guests

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  24. This is my fav xmas story. It is often hard to find attractive copies for littler ones though, this one looks perfect #justanotherlinky xx

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  25. This is one of my favourite stories, the pictures look lovey and bright, perfect for children! :)

    #justanotherlinky

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  26. I love a good Christmas good, it is great to get new ones every year and to bring out the old favourites. #justanotherlinky

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  27. Oh this looks so lovely :) I miss the little people book days!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie xx

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  28. What a beautiful and truly festive book!! Off to search on amazon now. Thank you for linking up to #SundayStars xxx

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  29. That looks like a lovely book to read! I love reading Christmas books to my girls near chrismtas time x

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  30. Oh I am jealous of all your lovely books you get sent. This one looks great, I'm a sucker for Christmas books. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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