About the Book
’Twas the Night Before Jesus
Author: Donna Wyland
Genre: Picture Book
Release date: Fall 2021
‘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.
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Who hasn't heard the words 'Twas the night before Christmas', and how many times have you read them out loud? Now, there's another enchanting poem to read to your little ones, but it focuses on Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus's story, from His birth to His Ascension, is told by author Donna Wyland, and she uses the same rhyming rhythm that Clement C. Moore used in his famous A Visit from St. Nicholas. 'Twas the Night Before Jesus explains all that happened during the thirty-three years of Jesus's life, and the text and illustrations are especially appealing. Children will love reading Wyland's words and they'll also enjoy the fun, colorful illustrations by Courtney Smith.
I highly recommend 'Twas the Night Before Jesus, and I hope that it will become a new Christmas classic. Children need to be aware of the true reason for this season of celebration, and this is a book that should be in both home and church libraries!
I received a copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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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To celebrate her tour, Donna is giving away the grand prize package of a hardcover copy of the book and an online $50 Magnolia Market gift card!!
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