Mom Knows Best : The First Christmas Night And A Giveaway

Monday, November 4, 2013

The First Christmas Night And A Giveaway

I was sent a very special book to review just in time for Christmas. As always, my boys love getting new books and were excited this book was about Christmas. We read this book at bed time and my boys loved it. I loved that it told the story of baby Jesus in the same rhyming as the book The Night Before Christmas.
                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 pictures in the book were so "life like" and looked so beautiful. My boys and I loved reading this story and I will bring this book to church to read to the babies in the nursery when I teach about Christmas.

About the Author
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.

About the Illustrator 
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape, including illustrating the best-selling The Sparkle Box for Ideal's Children's Books. Christine's recent work also includes illustrating the six-book series for the American Girl historical doll characters Marie-Grace and Cecile.  She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Who is it for?
Kids ages 4-8 - The rhyming language can help them develop verbal language skills and learn to read
Family story time during the holidays
Children's Ministers and Sunday school teachers
Christmas carolers could set it to a tune!

The First Christmas Night 
Written by: Keith Christopher 
Illustrated by: Christine Kornacki
Publisher: Ideals Books
Hardcover: 32 pages 

To purchase this wonderful book, I included the link below

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I also have a copy of the book to giveaway just in time for Christmas. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. 
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"My opinions are my own and I received a copy of the above mentioned book to write this blog post."


  1. I would read this book to all of my kids and nephews!

  2. This looks like such a special and perfect book for Christmas! My boys would love it

  3. My children - we do one Christmas book every night before bed on Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve!

  4. I would read it to my own children, and with my childrens church group!

  5. Sounds wonderful. I would love to read it to my daughter.

  6. I would read this book to my kids!

  7. I'd read it to my 5 year old boy and my great nieces and nephew when they came to visit. thank you

  8. I would love to read this to my great niece!

  9. I would read this to my son :)

  10. My three children, though the youngest is a bit young. :)

  11. I would read this to my new granddaughter

  12. Great book, I would read this to my kids! Thanks

  13. I would like to read this book to a friend's 4 yrs old daughter.

  14. I would read it with my 3 little ones. :)

  15. I wold read this book to my 5 children

  16. I want to read this book to my children

  17. Repin

  18. I would like to read this to my daughters. It looks like a beautiful book!

  19. My daughter loves books. She's love it!

  20. My husband, son and I read it and will use it as a family tradition to read each year at Christmas - no matter what the age - the story is great!

  21. I would read to my granddaughters on Christmas Eve

  22. I'd read it to my nieces. This book has beautiful pictures in it. Thank you :)

  23. I would read to my Granddaughter, I would so love to win this book, it's been on my wish list forever.
    Thanks for a chance.


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