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If you are a regular Fun House reader you will know how much we all love reading and Christmas so when the two collide the excitement levels are through the roof! There’s nothing better in the run up to the big day than sharing some festive books with the kids and today I’m sharing my recommendations from Little Tiger’s brand new releases. There is a varied range of books here so I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that takes your fancy either for the run up to Christmas, a gift in your Christmas Eve box or even as a Christmas gift for that special child in your life.
Peas on Earth By Lindsey Sagar*
This brightly coloured board book tells the story of five little Peas and their excitement in the run up to Christmas. Counting down from 5 each page sees one of the Peas disappear before coming back at the end to open the presents Santa has left.
It’s a really simple story ideal for toddlers which is filled with wonderful illustrations that would make the perfect stocking filler. Great for little ones beginning to learn to count too.
Can You Find Santa’s Pants? By Becky Davies & Alex Wilmore*
Show me a kid who doesn’t like a story about pants! This funny picture book tells the story of Santa’s hunt for his underpants using rhyme accompanied by detailed illustrations which only increase the giggles. Poor Santa can’t deliver the presents with a bare bottom and sadly wrapping paper just won’t do so everyone at the North Pole needs to help find Santa’s pants.
This is such a funny book and the pictures are great, often very detailed leaving the reader struggling to spot where Santa’s pants are – think Where’s Wally but with underpants. A great read to share together to get excited about Santa’s visit.
I Love You More Than Christmas By Ellie Hattie*
From the author of I Love You To The Moon and Back this new Christmas title is such a heart-warming read. Little Bear is excited about everything to do with Christmas. So are Mummy & Daddy Bear, although there is something they love more than Christmas, but they keep being interrupted before they can tell Little Bear.
This gorgeous hardback picture book has all the festive feels as they talk about all the things they love about Christmas from cards and presents to trees and carols. But best of all it highlights that all the material things we enjoy are Christmas mean nothing without the love of family and friends. The bright colourful illustrations really add something extra to the story too.
One Christmas Journey By M Christina Butler*
One Christmas Journey is the latest book in the Little Hedgehog series and follows Little Hedgehog and his friends as they head out into the snow to deliver supplies to Grandpa Squirrel. On the way down from Rocky Ridge the group find themselves in a snowstorm before losing the path home. Luckily Little Hedgehog’s red hat comes to the rescue though!
This is a cute snowy tale of friendship in the face of adversity and perfect to share on a cold Winter’s day. As with the other books in the series this edition features hedgehogs touch and feel velvety hat which is so soft and kids love to touch on each and every page. It’s a great little seasonal read that will make a fantastic addition to any bookshelf.
The Snowiest Christmas Ever! By Jane Chapman*
Button and Mungo want to see snow for themselves so they make a wish, but once the it starts to fall it doesn’t seem to want to stop. With the door blocked by snow they find a way to bring the outside in with snowballs and snowmen, but there could be a problem when they discover the chimney is blocked too. If it’s blocked how will Santa get in to leave their presents?
This book is filled with the excitement of the little bear cubs as they discover snow and how much fun it can bring. The pictures are are great and really portray the fun and mischief the pair get up to. This would make a great Christmas Eve story,
Most Wonderful Gift in the World By Mark Sperring*
Esme and Bear are down to the last present under the tree on Christmas morning, but it isn’t for either of them. Bundling up against the snow and cold weather they head off to find the presents rightful owner, but their journey is anything but easy. Eventually they find the home of Bunny Boo-Boo and deliver her gift although it’s not quite what they expected it is the most wonderful gift in the world.
Oh my word this book is amazing; so emotional and heart-warming. If you are looking for a sweet tale with the true meaning of Christmas at it’s heart then this is the one for you. Perfect for the festive season and would make the most ‘wonderful gift’.
I hope these recommendations help you find a new festive read to enjoy with the kids and who knows perhaps even a new Christmas favourite.