Latin American Christmas Eve traditions abound in this playful take on Clement C. Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Montones of tamales are being made before everyone goes out to join the traditional posadas taking place in the neighborhood. Afterwards, it’s back indoors to enjoy mugs of chocolatey champurrado at family fiestas. And that’s only the start of the evening!
We truly enjoyed the book’s joyous, vibrant illustrations and bouncy, rhyming text celebrating family, friends and traditions. A glossary of Spanish terms and lovely author’s note finish off this wonderful holiday story.
’Twas Nochebuena: A Christmas Story in English and Spanish was written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by Sara Palacios and published by Viking Books for Young Readers.