The Night before the night before Christmas

28 Nov

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas by Jay Dee is an absolutely delightful book that I was privileged to read and review for the author.  I received a copy of the book and one to giveaway, so my lucky readers get a chance to win this special book too.

The book centers around Elfie, the cutest little elf on the planet (according to me) who unfortunately happens to be a perfectionist.  Can’t we all relate?  As a helicopter parent, I immediately related to this little guy.  We always want to do our absolute best and nothing less than perfect will do.  We constantly add things to our to-do list.  Not a big deal, except for Elfie, is definitely on a deadline.  Who wants to ruin Christmas?

Elfies Christmas

Unfortunately, our “focus” has caused us stress and strife on more than one occasion and Elfie finds himself in the same predicament with the Lead Elf.  No matter how much he prods Elfie along…Elfie is falling behind on toy making.

Uh oh, what’s that?  Did I just hear Santa arrive?  Oh no, what will happen when Santa finds out that Elfie only finished 1 toy train for only 1 baby boy?

Don’t worry, I won’t ruin the surprise, but let’s just say that Elfie’s gift is going to an extremely important baby.

 

Outcome: Loved it!

I absolutely loved this book and the illustrations by Darren Geers are beautiful.  The book is colorful enough to grasp your child’s attention, yet uses the deeper “non-primary” reds and greens of an Olde World coloring scheme.  There are very few characters in the book so you can really focus on the expressions of the elves.  My personal fave-Elfie sticking his little tongue out while working!

The story is a mere 26 or so pages long so perfect for a quick bedtime story or while waiting in line at the grocery store.  It will be enjoyed by kids of all ages and parents, will especially love the “surprise” at the end as it will open up a new conversation worth having…during the holiday season.

You can purchase this beautifully written and illustrated book on the author Jay Dee’s Amazon page or win a signed copy author jay deebelow.  Since this book is destined to shake up our traditional thoughts of a Christmas book, and no doubt will become a classic…I’m thrilled that Jay offered my lucky readers the first chance!

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Check out the book’s website and “like” it on Facebook.  Merry Christmas!

Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

7 Responses to “The Night before the night before Christmas”

  1. Melissa November 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM #

    This looks so cute. I know our girls would get caught up in the magic. What a great addition to the Christmas week celebrations. Thanks for sharing it!

    • Melissa November 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM #

      Oh, and my favorite Christmas book is still the traditional Night Before Christmas!

      • Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad November 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM #

        I so love that book. Strange how you can still recite every word to that book after all these years. Some things stick!

  2. Jay Dee November 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM #

    Thanks so much for the review! I’m excited to send the lucky winner a free copy 🙂

  3. Jennifer Brown November 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM #

    What a great NEW book that I think will become my favorite! My old classic is The Littlest Donkey.

  4. Slap Dash Mom November 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM #

    I love the cover art! This book seems so cute. 🙂

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