‘Twas the Night Before Jesus is a beautifully illustrated picture book that introduces children to the life of Jesus and God’s promise of an eternal home in heaven. As the melodic rhyme carries children through Jesus’s birth, death and resurrection, they come to understand the true meaning of Christmas.
I always loved sharing a good children’s book with my kids. I had a wonderful time watching their expressions and seeing their excitement shine through as the stories unfolded. It has been a while since I had the opportunity to read a children’s book. My daughters are all grown up, and my 17-year-old son is not really into having his mom read to him these days. Fortunately, my daughters started their own families, so I am now blessed to have eight grandchildren to read to on occasion.
My grandchildren are coming for Christmas, which means I have the opportunity to share a fantastic book with them. I searched for the perfect children’s book to read on Christmas Day, and my quest led me to the book ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Donna Wyland. The vibrant colors on the cover caught my attention, as did the detailed illustrations. The title was catchy, and the message was appropriate, so I gave the book a try.
The book was easy to read and contained appropriate wording for my grandchildren aged 2 to 8 years old. My favorite aspect of the book is how the author shares the story of Jesus. The rhyming made it a fun read, and the illustrations kept me interested. I can’t wait to share this book with my grandchildren!
If you are interested in a Christian-centric children’s book that you can read this Christmas, then this book is for you!
I highly recommend ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Note: I reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for sharing my thoughts. I am disclosing this per FTC regulations.
About the Author
Donna Wyland is an Award-winning author, editor, and coach who believes in writing books that entertain, encourage, and inspire. Her bestselling children’s book, Your Home in Heaven, sold thousands of copies and was gifted to more than 4,000 children around the world through churches, schools, and various ministry organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Reprinted in 2020 by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., Your Home in Heaven has become a classic story that shares the love of God and the hope of heaven with an increasing number of children. If I Could Ask Jesus, Donna’s premier Christian bedtime story is bringing young hearts closer to God, too.
Donna lives in Ohio with her husband and a couple of bunnies that hide under the bushes outside. She loves to read, ski, jump on the trampoline with her grandson, and cross items off of her personal Bucket List.
More from Donna
Donna Wyland’s love for God and for Christmas inspired her to write ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus. Only recently did she discover how many websites offer Happy Birthday Jesus items to help families, Sunday schools, and more to celebrate the real reason for the season. Children of all ages have read and reviewed ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus. It received a rousing 5 stars! Glory to God! You can find some fun resources here!
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