Tales from Christmas Wood written by Suzy Senior, illustrator James Newman Gray, published by Lion Children’s Books on 18th September 2015.
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Christmas wood is full of animals: Badger, Fidgety Fox, Owl (not Wise Old Owl, just Owl), the Rabbit family, Tiny Mouse, and Robin. It’s nearly Christmas and all the animals are getting ready to celebrate – Badger is looking for new friends, Tiny is making (or is that eating…) gingerbread, and Rosie Rabbit just can’t get ANY peace and quiet!
Five festive stories from the animals in the wood all come together in a fantastically Christmassy finale in a barn with some rather special guests…
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This was such a delightful collection of six short stories set around Christmas Wood and the lovely little creatures that live there. All six stories were connected but could be read as individual stories. I think it would be lovely to read with little ones a story a night leading up to Christmas Eve when you could enjoy the special finale.
All the characters in Christmas Wood are charming and each character has their own little tale to tell. The tales were about friendship, being kind and helpful and about the spirit of Christmas.
The illustrations in the book are so adorable and full of colour, they brought the characters to life.
This book would make a lovely present for a family to enjoy at Christmas time and it would be a great addition to any nursery and school library. I would recommend it for 5 year olds and under but I also think older children would enjoy reading the book out loud and looking at the beautiful pictures.
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