The classic children's christmas poem with original illustrations!
Fans of Kirk's Library Mouse series will welcome his fresh take on this poem, since it's set as readers will gradually notice at a human house that's also home to Sam the mouse and his family. Kirk gives Moore's verse some tactical tweaks: "Not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse," he writes as Sam's father, perched atop a Christmas tree ornament, spies a lumberjack-like Santa filling stockings. Kirk's author's note explains that he made additional minor edits, including omitting Santa's pipe smoking, to update the text and "make it more of a mouse's tale." Kids can spot clues to Sam's identity, including his personalized stocking (stuffed with a diary) and a gift tag attached to his familiar acorn-top cap. Kirk's digitally colored ink drawings are characteristically bold and charming in a lovely addition to the library of "Night Before" adaptations. Ages 4 8.