In The First Christmas Night, lyricist, Keith Christopher, rewrites the words of a classic Christmas story. As you read, you will notice that this story goes along with the rhymes and rhythms of the story, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Instead of telling the story of Santa bringing presents on Christmas Eve, this story tells the story of the birth of Baby Jesus.
Through Keith Christopher's lyrics, you and your little readers will get to read along to the story of Christmas Eve. As you read, you will see Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus born in the manger. The angels, wise men, and shepherds as they all come to worship the newborn son.
The beauty of this story is not only Keith Christopher's lyrics but the brilliant illustrations of Christine Kornacki. Seriously, I have no idea how she created these jaw-dropping oil images. They look that actual photographs, but in all reality, they are just the product of her talent.
I am in awe of her. What she created for this story was the perfect match of Keith Christopher's lyrics. I absolutely will be adding this beauty of a children's book to our little family's library.