As a first grader, Emerald LOVES reading of all kinds. We’re in that phase of life where she reads every sign we pass on the road, every package at the store, and one of her favorite parts of the day is sitting down to read a book at bedtime.
The other night we sat down with The Silent Noisy Night, written by Jill Roman Lord (and illustrated by Kelly Breemer), and we both loved it. It’s a play on the idea of that silent night that we always sing about at Christmastime, only in this book, it’s a pretty loud evening. All of the animals in the stable, in the fields, and in the forests come out and baa and squeak and moo with joy at the birth of Jesus. The angels sing and the shepherds shout. Some of the townspeople even sing and dance with gladness when they hear what the shepherds have to say. In the end, the story moves to present day Christmas. The author talks about how it was impossible for all of creation to stay silent that first special night because they heard the greatest news that ever was: the Savior was born! And now, too, she says, we can celebrate His birth through our “actions, songs, and words.” She encourages children to spread the love of Jesus by sharing the joy, just like on that very first (maybe noisy) Christmas night.
The illustrations in this book are bright and engaging. The animals are cute and comical, singing and dancing on almost every page, and the children are adorable. The Silent Noisy Night would be a great, last-minute addition to your kids’ or grandkids’ stockings this year! Did you know that everyone is currently getting free two day shipping on Amazon? You don’t have to be a Prime member to take advantage. So, order today and get it here in plenty of time for Christmas. Click here to order!
Emerald and I give The Silent Noisy Night two thumbs up! It would be a sweet addition to your Christmas celebration this year.
I was provided a copy of A Noisy Night in exchange for my honest review. This post may contain affiliate links.