This holiday season, millions of families will cozy up by the fire to enjoy Clement C. Moore’s iconic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”
Indeed, many of us know “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by heart, and reciting it re-awakens the child in each of us who still believes. As soon as we hear those first few lines, the magic and wonder begin:
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all
through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
Wait a minute. Do you really believe that? 🙂
What if there was a mouse stirring? What would he be doing up late at night while the rest of the house was asleep?
These are the questions award winning author/illustrator Joan C. Waites asked herself, and she’s detailed her answers in a delightful new picture book (the first she has both written and illustrated), An Artist’s Night Before Christmas (Pelican Publishing Co., 2017)!