The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher | Children's Christmas Book Review

The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher

The First Christmas Night
Keith Christopher
Christmas Board Book

Experience the events of Jesus’s birth on that first Christmas night with this stunning board book written in the beloved style of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." 

"'Twas the very first Christmas when all through the town, not a creature was stirring—there was not a sound."

This beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus celebrates that fateful night in Bethlehem so long ago. The story begins with Mary and Joseph's arrival in Bethlehem and continues through Christ's birth, the angels' appearance to the shepherds, and the wise men's visit. Simple, elegant verses are brought to life with lush oil paintings, creating an enchanting reading experience for little ones and their families.

Inside The First Christmas Night

My Thoughts

The artwork in this book is just stunning. It may have been written for children but this adult sure enjoyed it. 

The story of the Nativity is told in rhyming verse that will remind you of the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. The cadence is the same so it has a rhythm to it that is somewhat easy to read. There's one portion that was a little glitchy to me but I am sure that I will get better at it with each reading. 

We have the board book version but there are also hardback and paperback versions. I like this board book edition because we have lots of little fingers but I think the hardback edition would be lovely to display on a coffee table during the Christmas season.

I recommend this book for your Christmas collection, if for nothing else than the beautiful artwork. You won't be disappointed!


I received a copy of this book from the publisher to facilitate my review.


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