“The Night before Christmas” The Recordable Book
Illustrated by: Joseph Adolphe
Age: Another for all ages.
Theme: Christmas Time
Synopsis: Christmas stories are not for reading. They’re for reading together, even when you’re apart. Share meaningful moments with a library of titles.. Capture your voice and you will always be together- even when you’re apart. Read to them no matter where you are. Watch a four year olds reaction as she listens to a book recorded by her deployed military father. A busy working mother uses it to be there for her kids while travelling to work. Grandparents can read personalized stories to their grandchildren, and a military father tucks his children in every night.
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.”
Activities/Resources: A recording device with batteries within this beautiful book allows one to record and rerecord their voice. It can be saved by flicking a switch inside so it can be kept as a remembrance of someone special.
Nancy H Marshall, herself a collector of anything old Christmas, has a wonderful informative blog full of links such as golden glow.org with its 1000+ membership for those interested in very old Christmas figurines and links to Christmas past. The American antiquarian.org has information on origins of Christmas, the Evolution of Santa and more, or the-north-pole.com and learn about celebrating Christmas in different countries, from recipes, Christmas carols etc… the most fun is the second … the-north-pole.com website which takes you into a fantasy land of games, puzzles, carols, and even email to Santa. A wonderful place for kids. Oh and did I mention the recipes and crafts…. Rudolph’s Peanut Butter Oat treats, or Mrs Claus Favourite Lime Pie, Ho Ho Holiday Omelette, or Chill-Chasing Cider… yep even something for the BIG KIDS.
Why I like this: I came across this book only a couple of days ago and immediately thought what a lovely way to record our voices reading to my nephews in Australia. (I hadn’t seen them in nearly three years). I can’t wait to get a call on Christmas Morning to hear what the kids think of it. I notice there were other stories also available as recordable on Amazon. This book brings warmth and fun for all the family no matter how far or near they may be.
I have to admit when I went looking up websites with Recordable Books I was surprised there were so many and delighted at the resources and information one could obtain.
Now if I am not around for a few days you can guess where I will be….. Off making Christmas Tree Tostada followed by Frosty the Snowball and Chocolate-dipped apple slices, humming to the Christmas carols or reading about Christmas in another world……..
For more books with resources please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Picture Perfect Book