La Noche Before Three Kings Day

Written by Sheila Colon-Bagley, Illustrated by Alejandro Mesa

A great book that gives a look into Three Kings Day, which is celebrated throughout Latin America, Spain, and Europe. The text is in the rhyming style of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” I like how some words are in Spanish, but even if you don’t know Spanish the illustrations show you what it is, so you can infer. After family celebrations, children place wrapped boxes by the front door for the 3 Kings who come a bring gifts. It was a delightful way to learn about a cultural holiday.

Reviewed by Becky Burr, Librarian, Academy Park Elementary
Review shared in October 2023
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

La Noche Before Three Kings Day
Written by Sheila Colón-Bagley, Illustrated by Alejandro Mesa
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
32 pages
Release Date: September 12, 2023
ISBN: 9780063234321
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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