This is a wonderfully imaginative adaptation of Moore's epic poem, "T'was the Night Before Christmas." The children, already familiar with the original poem loved this wonderful variation. With great rhythm and rhyme the story tells of a young boys who stumbles upon the annual Christmas Eve dinosaur ball at the natural history museum in his neighborhood. The images of the dinosaurs coming to life, and of the wonderful party that follows are bright and detailed and full of fun. Placing the star on the top of the dinosaurs tree and a visit from Santasaurus are wonderful ends to a magical night...and leave the reader wandering if this was a dream or holiday magic...especially the next morning when visitors to the museum wonder about the sprig of mistletoe that T. Rex is holding. The book comes with a CD of dinosaur Christmas carols and Al Roker reading the story. I did use a couple of the carols in the opening and closing slide of my power point presentation, but this was a book I wanted to read to my audience.
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