Not a Creature was Stirring… | The Nightmare Before Christmas | A Review

Can you guys believe it’s going to be December tomorrow? I can’t! This year has gone so quickly! Luckily for me, I’m really organised this year, so all presents are bought and wrapped ready for the big day. Are you guys gifting any books this year and if so, do you have any favourites?

Anyway, on to the review!

Today, in the spirit of Christmas, I am reviewing an updated (not story though) version of The Nightmare Before Christmas, written by Tim Burton.

I received this book from Sarah at Penguin Random House, and instantly fell in love with the drawings!

If you haven’t heard of The Nightmare Before Christmas, then I urge you to watch the movie (you can watch the trailer here) or pick up the book. The book is relatively small, and is perfect to read aloud to younger children or to have on your coffee table during the festive period.


In all the world, there is no place like Halloweenland, and Jack Skellington is Halloween’s most important figure. It’s Jack who devises the holiday’s most macabre tricks and frights, and he’s delightfully done it year after year. But this year, something isn’t quite right: Jack has grown bored with the usual Halloween pranks, and the joy of seeing shock and horror on people’s faces has faded.

Then one night, while out for a walk in the woods, Jack sees something he’s never seen before – a strange door carved into a tree. Stepping through the door Jack stumbles into a world unlike any he’s ever known. He finds himself in a bright, colorful place called Christmas Town. Jack has finally found what he’s been looking for, and knows right away what needs to be done. He will bring Christmas to Halloween – with Jack starring in Santa’s role!

The beautifully designed commemorative edition celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this classic book’s initial publication and features meticulously reproduced original artwork from the incomparable visionary Tim Burton.

A wonderful Christmas read, with amazing accompanying art, perfect as a Christmas read for both young and old. This book is guaranteed to get all into the Christmas spirit.

And now we just wait for the prints of the artwork to come out!


One comment

  1. […] to have a read of all these books, AND their not just for Christmas! I also wrote a blog post on The Nightmare Before Christmas which was re-released this year and a new edition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, so check that out […]


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