Today is centered around one of every kids favorite thing. LEGOS!! From those tiny little, funny shaped bricks to LEGOLAND Amusement Parks. Lego ROCK all the way around!! Well, of course in less you step on one in the middle of the night….. then well, not so much.
What’s so different about this version of The Night Before Christmas?? Well, all of the illustrations are done with Lego bricks. SO COOL!! Let me tell you about The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story
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!
Since we spent all day Monday at LEGOLAND California (check my next post!!) I HAD to have this review post today too!!
This a wonderful hardcover book to end the day with. The story is the classic story written by Clement C. Moore; I think right now you are quoting the first pages aren’t you?? It’s a book that we all grew up with; but with a cute twist. Checking out the LEGO building blocks in the illustrations inspires you to want to build! Amanda Brack is the illustrator of The Night Before Christmas; A Brick Story. Amanda created each scene with LEGO bricks.
I promise you will spend a lot of time on each page!! The illustrations are just amazing. You’ll be pointing out details that you have missed in previous readings. It’s JUST A FUN BOOK!!! I look in awe at each page because The NaNa can barely build a wall that will stay standing.
NONE!! This book is adorable start to finish. It’s creative, brightly colored and thoroughly engaging. This would make an excellent Christmas Eve gift!!
Author Clement C. Moore was a professor at the New York City General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He is most well-known for his poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” which helped establish the character of Santa Claus. He died in 1863.
Illustrator Amanda Brack is a freelance illustrator who loves dogs of all shapes and sizes, old horror movies, and homemade smoothies. She spent most of her childhood with her brothers constructing expansive LEGO towns and fighting over the best bricks. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently living near Boston, Massachusetts.
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Author: Clement C. Moore
Illustrated: Amanda Brack
Publication Date: 10-6-2015
Number of Pages: 40 Pages
Book Type: Hardcover
Size: 11” by 8″