Saturday, November 16, 2013

The First Christmas Night {FlyBy Review and Giveaway!}


Twas the very first Christmas when all through the town
not a creature was stirring—there was not a sound.
The moon shining bright in the heavens so high
gave the look of midday to the Bethlehem sky.
The animals were nestled in warm, cozy places
with looks of contentment on each of their faces.
The First Christmas Night is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem and winds though Christ’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men.  The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich acrylic illustrations of Christine Kornacki.
Keith Christopher is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator, and he has served as editor and producer for several major music publishers. In addition to writing and studio producing, Keith is on the faculty at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.

The First Christmas Night tells the story of the birth of Jesus from Mary and Joseph's arrival in the stable to the visit of the wise men.  This is probably the single, most beautifully illustrated Christmas book I have ever seen!  Absolutely gorgeous pictures!  


The writing is written in "The Night Before Chrismtas" style, rhythmic and simple but beautiful.    While this book is recommended for kids ages 4-8 I think it is very appropriate for kids of all ages.  It a 32 page hardback with a dust jacket.   The final page of the book shares the story of Christ birth from the Bible.



This book would be a welcome addition to anyone's library!  Perfect for helping your family get into the Christmas spirit!  

You can get more info about the book here:
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Buy! Ideals Websitehttp://www.idealsbooks.com/First-Christmas-Night-Keith-Christopher/dp/0824956532
I'm totally excited that I get an opportunity to giveaway a copy of this book to one of my readers!  This is a book that is not to be missed!  Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Christmas!

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58 comments:

  1. My daughter has a book called Baby Jesus that she loves.

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  2. The Christmas box by Richard Paul Evans. It's a chapter book but it's written simple enough for children to understand.

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  3. My favorite has been Room for a Little One.

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  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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  5. We don't have a favorite Christmas book yet because my son hasn't had his first Christmas yet, but I can't wait to read him, A Special Place for Santa.

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  6. My son has a Christmas book called Humphrey's First Christmas that he thinks is great.

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  7. Although we are all about the real Christmas story in our family, we do enjoy the Gingerbread man book and doing crafts and baking a gingerbread man to go along with it
    -Michelle K.

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  8. The Christmas Star... It's one that I grew up with, and still love bringing out each year.

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  9. It's not just a Christmas book, but we love Snowmen at Night!

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  10. the polar express is our favorite :)

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  11. We love to read "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." Also, the biblical stories.

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  12. I read Twas the Night before Christmas to my kids now to my granddaughter.

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  13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas has always been a favourite.

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  14. I adore Snowmen At Night. It is so cute.

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  15. I would have to say How the Grinch stole Christmas. That story never gets old.

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  16. We love Polar Express in my neck of the woods. This book would be awesome though!

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  17. twas the night before christmas

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  18. "How The Grinch Stole Christmas."

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  19. I like to read the Christmas Story straight out of the Bible, and we also love any books with Rudolph in them!

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  20. I don't have one yet since this is the first year enjoying books together!

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  21. The night before Christmas is our favorite

    Kallee

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  22. Twas The Night Before Christmas is our favorite.

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  23. We have just started reading bedtime stories ...this book would be awesome to win for reading this Christmas....

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  24. I love the Night before Christmas to read with my kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. My favorite is the "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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  26. Twas the Night Before Christmas

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  27. we don't have any Christmas books yet! I need to get on the ball with my two year old

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  28. We like Twas the Night Before Christmas
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  29. The night before Christmas is a favorite

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  30. My kids love the polar express we read it every year

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  31. The polar express and twas the night before christmas are two of our favorites

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  32. Twas the night before Christmas has always been my daughter's favorite. Even when she was in her early twenties she wanted me to read it because it didn't feel like Christmas eve otherwise

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  33. we don't have any Christmas books yet. what a great way to start

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  34. I love fun Christmas stories like Rudolph and Frosty!

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  35. Our favorite Christmas book is Little One, We Knew You'd Come.

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  36. I like them all, too! Especially kid's books. For example, we enjoy the Berenstein Bears Christmas books.

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  37. We have a book that is called "A Story a Day Til Christmas" that we start reading the 1st of December and end on Christmas. It has wonderful Christmas stories!

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  38. I read Twas the Night before Christmas to my grandchildren and they love it.

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  39. We used to read Twas The Nigh Before Christmas to our kids when they were little. I don't have a favorite one for my granddaughter yet. Maybe this will be the one.

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  40. I like The Sparkle Box.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. The Twelve days of Christmas, and Silent Night Holy Night-- they are very old Golden books we found at a second hand store--but Pierce likes the Rudolph golden book-- I think its because of the cartoon movie is why

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  42. We have an Elf on the Shelf, and every year, the night before our elf visits for the first time, I sit down with my boys and we read all about him. :) I also like The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever.

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  43. So far Twas the Night before Christmas is our favorite!

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  44. We love how the grinch stole Christmas! Thanks so much for the chances to win the great prize!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  45. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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  46. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    glindathegood@bellsouth.net

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  47. Clement Moore's The Night Before Christmas

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  48. My favorite Christmas book is The Polar Express
    dawnhecke@att.net

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