With the familiar cadence of its much-loved predecessor, The Night After Christmas at first draws the reader back to childhood, and to imagining the sound of reindeer on the roof. Very soon, however, this contemporary collection of poetic couplets scrutinizes post-holiday exhaustion, mounting credit card debt, unrealistic expectations, and the lack of devotion paid to the Child whose birthday the holiday should celebrate. The relevance of the message, the read-aloud nature of the text, and the photo-like quality of the illustrations will make this light-hearted look at a serious topic a new Christmas tradition for stressed out families everywhere.
Read more about Jim and see him recite his poem on his website at www.poetrybyjimchapman.com
Freelance writer and editor for the past ten years, Marlene McCurley has also served in the field of Christian education for more than fifteen years.
The Night After Christmas
by Jim Chapman, illustrations by Jay Montgomery
ISBN 13: 978-1-60615-008-5
ISBN 10: 1-60615-008-1