A Christmas Advent Story
24pp., hbk., RRP $A21.99
Christmas is on the horizon – it’s been in the shops since September – and the excitement is beginning to mount so a Christmas Countdown is in order. This is a brightly and boldly illustrated book with lots of flaps for the young child to lift as they explore the book.
While predominantly English with snowy weather, warm clothes and skating and tobogganing dominating the first few pages, nevertheless it still features many of the traditions that we follow trees, carols, presents and Santa so young children will relate to it. It may even provoke discussion about why in a country where Christmas is at the height of summer, we still cling to the wintry theme with the traditional colours of red and green from the holly and the ivy remaining the most popular, snowy scenes on Christmas cards, turkeys and puddings and Santa is a very warm red suit.
A good start to the Christmas Countdown readalong.