Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide The Night After Christmas Book Review & #Giveaway

     Everyone has heard the story Twas the Night Before Christmas, but have you heard The Night After Christmas.  I had not either until I was contacted to do a review.  Jayden and I love books so of course I said yes.  The Night After Christmas is written by Michael Hebler.  It was originally a poem turned storybook. 

     This book is an extension of Clement C. Moore's story of Santa's busiest night of the year.  The Night After Christmas is a darling story of what happens back at the North Pole while Santa is delivering gifts to all the good little boys and girls.  When there is a huge snow storm that sweeps through all the elves worry about Santa's safe return.  But Mrs. Claus assures them that Santa will be safe and home before they know it.  As Santa returns the elves rejoice and welcome him home.  Santa kicks off his boots and relaxes in his chair.  Mrs. Claus tucks in all the elves and everyone goes down to get some much needed sleep. 

     Jayden and I have read this story a few times now.  Jayden gets so excited when we do.  He is becoming more and more interested in Santa this year.  Last year he barely understood who Santa was and what it all meant.  This year he is noticing Santa everywhere and tells me "Santa brings me presents."  He loves the page in the book when Santa gets home and the elves are all hugging him.  The page is a full size photo of Santa all dressed up.  I like that this book can become a holiday tradition to be read every year. 

Buy it:   The Night After Christmas can be purchased in paperback  ($8.99) or digital download ($0.99) for most ereaders.  

Win it:  Two (2) Arizona Mama Readers will win a copy of The Night After Christmas (1 paperback and one digital download)

Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!  This giveaway will be open until 12/05 at 12:01AM (EST).






Thank you to the people at The Night After Christmas for sponsoring this review and giveaway.  
 
I was provided the book for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure

37 comments:

  1. Looks like a cute book that my kids would love!

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  2. My kids and I love to read The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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  3. i learned that the author wrote this as a poem for a play
    tmarie56@hotmail.com

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  4. I learned the story was originally written for a childrens variety christmas play

    Sarah Walker
    sreis1987@gmail.com

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  5. My favorite holiday storybook is the night before christmas because it's my earliest memory with my grandmother. she used to read it to me every christmas eve.

    Sarah Walker
    sreis1987@gmail.com

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  6. The Illustrator graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  7. That you can buy it for eReaders as well as traditional book format!

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  8. When I was little we had a pop-up Night Before Christmas book that I loved - it was the one we read every year on Christmas Eve.

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  9. I learned that it was originally written for a Christmas play.

    brninaz at yahoo dot com

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  10. The Polar Express is my favorite holiday story

    brninaz at yahoo dot com

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  11. You can buy it for most ereaders for only .99!!!

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  12. I learned that you can also purchase this for eReaders!

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  13. You can download it for .99 on most ereaders.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I learned you can purchase also purchase this for e readers

    jenswen@cox.net

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  15. I love Polar Express because I remember my parents reading it to me when I was younger

    jenswen@cox.net

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  16. I learned that you can download them to an e-reader.
    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  17. I liked the youtube video!
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  18. I learnt that you can get a download for .99 on the Nook
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  19. free digital downloads
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  20. the real christmas story because it keeps christ in christmas

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  21. I learned that this was originally written to be part of a children's Christmas play. What a neat story! I am sure my kiddos would love to read this with a warm cup of hot chocolate! Thank you.
    Laurie Adams,adamsfamily@peak.org

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  22. I learned that this was written for a Christmas play in 1994.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  23. that the author wrote this as a poem for a play

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  24. It's downloadable for most readers ;)
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

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  25. Our favorite used to be the traditional Night Before Christmas....now, though, it's the Jingle interactive dog & books. Tooooo cute! :)
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

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  26. Visited website, and I learned that this was written in 1994.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

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  27. You can buy it for an e-reader!

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  28. The Polar Express is a fav at our house.

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  29. The book was originally a poem written for a Chilren's play.

    Shannon F.

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  30. The Grinch Whole Stole Christmas is out favorite Christmas book so far! :)

    Shannon F.

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  31. I learned the author wrote this as a poem for a play
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  32. I learned the story was originally written for a childrens variety christmas play

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  33. I found out that you also have ereader stories.

    Kimmie Barnes
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  34. I learned that Anita, the illustrator, graduated from a school in San Francisco:) (that's where I went to school)
    annejk112233(at)yahoo(Dot)com

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  35. My favorite holiday story is "Elf on the Shelf"...because it's adorable and what a neat way to introduce the elf to the family:)
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  36. that this was meant for a play

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  37. I learned Anita graduated from the Academy of Art University located in lovely San Francisco, with an MFA in illustration. chaselhoff at usa.net

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