Children will enjoy coloring the pictures while reading this retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore. Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas Coloring Book
blends Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards or punishes them based on their behavior.
The fun begins Christmas Eve, when the Belsnickel arrives on an old-fashioned plow pulled by cows and steers. Havoc and humor erupt when the yuletide load proves a little too heavy for the farmer’s roof!
The best-selling original book, Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas, is also available on audiocassette, read by the author.
About the Author
Chet Williamson is an award-winning writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas is his first children’s book.
About the Illustrator
Widely acclaimed as the South’s leading illustrator of juvenile books, James Rice is the illustrator and/or author of over sixty titles with almost two million copies in print. Rice was born on a farm in Coleman County, Texas, and currently resides in Hico, Texas. He has taught art at the grammar-school, high-school, and university levels and enjoys talking to schoolchildren across the country about writing and art.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK
By Chet Williamson
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 b/w illustrations
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3
ISBN: 9781589800571 pb original