Festive books from Egmont, a cuppa and a cuddle

I think robins are my favourite birds, so pretty and festive, I love to see them at this time of year. This sentiment is shared and captured beautifully in a book we settled down to review this week, Little Robin’s Christmas by the multi award-winning Jan Fearnley.  We loved her book Mr Wolf and the Three Bears, whenever we go to the library Joss picks it out and I think this book will be as popular!

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A gorgeous heartwarming tale that’s full of the true meaning of Christmas Joss loved Robin,’tweet tweet’ and has started to recognise Santa in pictures so this was a really rewarding read and we had a chatter over each page, pointing out snow, trees and Robin’s friends. It’s the story of how the robin got his red breast, and it’s a really delightful tale.

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Beautifully illustrated this was a joy to pore over with a cuppa for me and a cuddle for Joss, who liked it so much she took it away to her little chair to look at the reindeer some more!

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Next up this week was Michael Morpurgo’s Christmas Stories; for older children so Joss and I are tackling this one slowly, but what a brilliant read for adults and children alike!

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I was delighted to see Quentin Blake’s illustrations, as well as Michael Foreman, Emma Chichester Clark and Sophie Allsopp, I love Blake’s work and as you may remember from our recent visit to the Laing Art Gallery with the Blake books and dog murals, so does Joss!

I devoured this copy myself in one evening and as well as tugging the heartstrings former Children’s Laureate Morpurgo brings the spirit of Christmas to life, I think that this timeless book will become a favourite throughout November leading up the the Christmas period for years to come!   Our favourite story is probably The Goose Is Getting Fat, will Gertrude be rescued from her fate?!

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I received a free copy of both books from Egmont UK to review.

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