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The Nightmare Before Christmas By Tim Burton

We are all indeed bookworms in our house so when we were kindly sent this awesome picture book to review, we were delighted.


The Nightmare Before Christmas written and illustrated by the wonderful Tim Burton. Published by Picture Puffin, £12.99.

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.


This lovely picture book contains the original story that went on to be screened. This really is quite special though, as it contains new illustrations that have never been seen in print before!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

What a lovely way to commemorate 20 years of The Night Before Christmas with these beautifully detailed illustrations and spooky spectacular storyline by Tim himself.


We really enjoyed reading this as part of our bedtime routine. I think this is just perfect for a Christmas Eve box or for bedtime reads on the run up to Christmas.

*We were sent a free copy for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

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  1. Newcastle Family Life

    November 3, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Oh this looks fab, I totally agree it is perfect for a Christmas eve box xx
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  2. Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes

    November 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Reading your review made me realise that I have never even seen this film! How is that possible when it must be on every year? I shall be looking out for the book too!
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  3. Dean of Little Steps

    November 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I didn’t know there was a book. This is one of T’s favourite films. Will get a copy for her too 🙂

  4. Tracy Morgan

    November 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Oh what a beautiful looking book! Really like the film and had no idea that Tim Burton could draw as well as coming up with such amazing stories and films!

  5. Zena's Suitcase

    November 5, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    The art work is absolutely stunning. I think I might have to get this book, but maybe read it to my girls in a few years
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  6. Kim Carberry

    November 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Ohh! That is beautiful! My girls both love the film. I didn’t realise there was a book.
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