I am so excited by a Christmas book we received yesterday. I have wanted this book for a couple of years but decided, finally, to purchase it. We have our tradition of opening a book each night in December related to Christmas or winter or the birth of Jesus. And we have some unique and interesting ones. This one will go in that category. At least to me.
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore is a favorite for many families at Christmas time. We have a couple of copies of it that are beautiful. Today, we received a copy of this story that has been illustrated by Grandma Moses. I love how bright and cheerful all of the illustrations are and how readable the text is. This is a stunning book!
Grandma Moses is an American folk artist, very possibly one of the most well known. She learned to paint later in her life, after arthritis began affecting her ability to do the needlework she loved. In 1960, at the age of 100, she took on the challenge of illustrating this traditional poem. And the result is beautiful! I am thrilled to be able to share this traditional poem with these stunning American folk art illustrations with my girls. It will be a joy for many years, I hope.
Participating in the Homeschool Review Crew linkup for holiday books.