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Saturday, November 23, 2013

The First Christmas Night - Giveaway

We all know the famous story of the Night Before Christmas, and that's why I am thrilled to let you know about another book, I believe will soon be a Christmas Classic as well. The First Christmas Night is a beautifully detailed illustrated children's book read along the same lines as The Night Before Christmas sharing that beloved Christmas story about the night of our Savior's birth.

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

The moon, shining bright
in the heavens so high, 
gave the luster of midday 
to the Bethlehem sky."

Written by Keith Christopher and illustrated by Christine Kornacki, I know this will be one book you want to make sure has a treasured place in your home during the Christmas season. Taking the story from Luke's gospel this version is geared for your child to welcome the true reason for the Christmas season. It's simple and straight to the point but what my favorite part of the book is the illustrations. I just know your child will love looking at the pictures and can imagine that during each time this book is read the memories that will be made will last forever. Over time, soon your child will be able to quote the Biblical side of that wondrous night so many years ago. The story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and the night of the glorious birth of Jesus Christ.

This book is written for children ages 4-8 and the rhyming language can help them develop verbal language skills and learn to read. There are 32 pages that I know your child will love looking at again and again. I received a copy of The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher compliments of Ideal Books and FlyBy Promotions for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  I give this one a 5 out of 5 heavenly stars!!!

Now for the best part....

Thanks to the generous folks at FlyBy Promotions and Ideal Books, they are offering a hardcover giveaway copy to a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 

2. "Like" Ideals Books Facebook page.

3. Must be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes. 

4. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

I will notify the winner of this giveaway by email so make sure to include it with your comment below when it ends on November 30th. 

For more information about The First Christmas Night, Keith Christopher or where to pick up a copy of this book today, please click below:

You can find more outstanding books on Ideals Books Facebook page

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ideals Children's Books, an imprint of Ideals Publications (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824956532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824956530
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.1 x 0.4 inches


  1. Every year I try to get a new book to read at Christmas time. One based more on the true meaning rather than Santa Claus and reindeer. This looks like a great book.
    I have my email linked to my account so it's easy to contact me through it. Should I win. *smile*

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  5. I would love a copy of this book. I love Christmas! I teach the children at church and this would be a great book to read to them.

    I am a follower of your blog and I liked the Ideals page.

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

  6. I would love to share this book with my family for Christmas!

  7. I follow your blog by e mail
    I liked Ideal FB page
    This book would be a treasured addition to my book shelf to share with my grandchildren the true meaning of Christmas
    Thank you

  8. Email subscriber.
    Theresa N

  9. Like on FB
    Theresa N

  10. I'd love to win this for my grandchildren.
    theresa n

  11. I would love to win this book for my nephew. He's our miracle child. When he was born, his intestines were twisted and knotted. Usually babies do not make it. After a few surgeries and many, many prayers, he made it. He's now happy and healthy. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson

  12. Also, I'm a follower of your blog and I've already liked Ideals Books Facebook page!! Thank you!!
    Barbara Thompson

  13. I would love to win this book because its faith based and tells the story of Jesus birth, the reason for the Christmas season!
    I follow you by e mail
    I like ideals on facebook as Merry Sunshine
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Oh how I would love to win this little book for 5 great-grandkids(siblings)
    I think it would be a great gift for them. I am a follower of this blog, have Liked Ideals on FB, and do live in the United States. Now I have commented. :) please put my name in the drawing. Maxie

  15. I would love to win a copy to read to my grandson one day. He is 2 years old and I'm not sure I'll get to be with this Christmas.

  16. I'm following via GFC Wendy R
    wendywynsma (at)

  17. Done!… I would love to win this for my nieces, they're trying to read a book every day for the 25 days of Christmas.


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