Christmas Books

October 21, 2012 Off By Laura TMOT

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Everythings Rose The Last Snowball

When big Bear comes out of hibernation he is feeling sad that everyone has had fun without him so Rosie and friends give him a special treat. A nice short story with a lovely happy ending perfect for a quick bedtime escape.


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Mr Men meet Father Christmas.

When Little Miss Tiny and Mr Daydream go off on an adventure to meet Father Christmas they go through all sorts of wonderful places including Muddle Land and Nonsense Land. A great story which gets the kids imaginations running and really helps get them into the Christmas spirit.


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The Nutcracker

A charming tale of the classic nutcracker that uses Alison Jay’s style in an amazing way. Look deeper into each illustration to really capture how enchanting her books really are.


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Brothers Grimm Folk Tales

The classic tales of Brothers Grimm brought to you with some amazing illustrations. These tales will never grow old and they really do need to be shared with another generation and this version is the perfect way to do that. I cannot stress enough how amazing the illustrations are.


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Jolly Snowman

This book had Elizabeth is absolute stitches, the puppet is really easy to control and I had it dancing along to some music which she found hilarious. The book is a bit short word wise but with a bit of imagination this book is brilliant.


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Thomas and Friends – Snowy tracks

A story all about listening to instructions and being good friends. Just like every Thomas book this will be treasured for ever and you will have to read it ever bedtime. A sure fire children’s favourite.


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Dear Zoo Touch and Feel

The classic story with all the same animals but no flaps. This is a hit with Alison but Elizabeth hates it. She wants flaps, Alison likes touching things (and ripping flaps). I love the frogs feet, you wont understand until you buy the book. Brilliant adaptation.


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Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas

This story was written a long time ago (i can find copies from 1944) and it has the same charm to it now as it had then. Along with the greats Beatrix Potter and Kenneth Grahame. Alison Uttley manages to create a wonderful world on animals who all happily exist together. Sharing this tale of sledging and christmas joy alongside some fabulous illustrations really made me go back to my own childhood and the books I remember being mesmerised by.


All of the books pictured above have been given to me for the purpose of this review.