Friday, December 8, 2017

Share the True Meaning of Christmas with Your Children by Reading "Twas the Evening of Christmas"by Glenys Nellist to Them Today! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Twas the Evening of Christmas by Glenys Nellist

Do you read the classic story, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with your family?  We do a few times during the holidays. But, it is always nice to find a new or different version of this classic holiday story.  So, when the folks at Zondervan reached out to see if I wanted to review "Twas the Evening of Christmas," which released back on October 3rd, I jumped at the opportunity.  

Out of the different versions of this classic story, I was surprised that I don't have a faith-based version of the story, which tells the real story of Christmas.  When I received this review copy I couldn't wait to read it first before sharing it with my girls.  I loved how this story follows along the same rhyming lines of the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" story.  Not only was the story well-written and one that will resonate with families looking to share the true meaning of the season with their kids, the illustrations are truly breathtaking.  You can see the emotion in the biblical figures eyes, which you don't usually see in children's book illustrations.  As I read the story to the girls and they looked at the illustrations they could feel how the characters were feeling, and talked to me about what they saw and how this related to that part in the story.

We had so much fun reading this book, and it has become a personal favorite of my youngest daughter.  She has been asking me to read this book to her every night at bedtime. And, as we snuggle up and read this book, she talks to me about the story and how she understands that Christmas is not just about toys from Santa, but has a greater meaning.  I love when the girls can grasp things like the true meaning of Christmas thanks to well-written and easy to understand books like this one.

If you have been looking for a faith-based book to share with your family about the true meaning of Christmas, or looking to switch up your usual "Twas the Night Before Christmas" reading, or add to this magical evening, you will definitely want to check out the new "Twas the Evening of Christmas," available now.  This book is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family, and one you will enjoy year after year.

More About this Book:

’Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town,
Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found.
Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door,
At last found a place on a small stable floor.
For over 200 years, families have gathered on Christmas Eve to hear the much loved words of Dr. Clement C. Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. This year, families can gather together to share the real Christmas story––the story of Jesus’ birth. ’Twas the Evening of Christmas echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Dr. Clements’ poetry, but instead of focusing on Santa, it focuses on the baby Jesus, who is, after all, the true hero of Christmas. All families will delight in this simple retelling of the most famous story ever told. With a cover that comes alive with foil and sculpted embossing, this book is sure to become a Christmas classic.
"’Twas the Evening of Christmas, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Elena Selivanova, echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Clement Moore’s beloved poem, but focuses on baby Jesus, who is the true hero of Christmas. Families will delight in this simple retelling of one of the most famous stories ever told."

UPC 025986745530
ISBN-10 0310745535
ISBN-13 9780310745532
Publish Date Oct 3, 2017
Weight (lbs) 1.4250
Height 11.25
Width 8.88

Length 32


About the Author:

Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England.   Her stories and poems have been published in children’s magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David.

About the Illustrator:

Elena Selivanova graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts and has worked for twenty years as a children’s book illustrator. She has illustrated over one hundred books and has created a wide variety of memorable and beloved characters.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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