Category Christmas

December 18….. ‘A Letter For Bear’ by David Lucas

‘A Letter For Bear‘ by David Lucas (published by Flying Eye Books)   ‘A Letter For Bear’ is one of those books whose touching text and impressive illustrations makes you glad to be alive. It’s about a bear who is a postman (which was pretty much my dream job when I was younger.  I was, […]

December 17….. ‘Olive, the other reindeer’ by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

‘Olive, the other reindeer’ by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh (published by Chronicle Books) I think I’ve mentioned before that my sister is a genius at discovering books that I’ve never even heard of, but fall in love with every time.  Last Christmas, she got me this book – one of the most lovely […]

December 16….. ‘Herman’s Letter’ by Tom Percival

‘Herman’s Letter‘ by Tom Percival (published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books) This is one of the sweetest books we’ve read this year and the great thing is that it’s not overly wintery or Christmassy, so you can legitimately bring this out on any day of the year! The story describes the very close friendship between Herman […]

December 15….. ‘Sad Santa’ by Tad Carpenter

‘Sad Santa‘ by Tad Carpenter (published by Sterling) The first thing that attracted to me to this book was the colour scheme, as I’m particularly fond of a turquoise and orange combo *looks casually around at the colours she’s chosen for this blog…* 😉 Books with a limited colour palette may stand out among the […]

December 14….. ‘Jolly Snow’ by Jane Hissey

‘Jolly Snow‘ by Jane Hissey (published by Scribblers) ‘Jolly Snow’ is a book you’ll definitely want to have to hand during the Christmas holidays.  Not only is Jane Hissey  an absolute legend (we’ve reviewed some of her other books here and here) but this book provides so many opportunities for extending the book-related fun and filling […]

December 13….. ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘Father Christmas Goes on Holiday’ by Raymond Briggs

‘Father Christmas‘ and ‘Father Christmas Goes on Holiday‘ by Raymond Briggs (both published by Puffin) These two books were great favourites of mine when I was younger, so much so that they weren’t among the loft treasures I found just over year ago because they had disintegrated thanks to excessive use.  I think to think […]

December 12….. ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’

‘The Snowman and the Snowdog‘ based on the characters created by Raymond Briggs, written by Hilary Audus and Joanna Harrison (published by Puffin) I don’t know what it says about me, but I’m someone who likes to have ‘sets’ of things and find it really hard when I know any set is incomplete.  It will […]