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Saturday, 26 November 2016

CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS BOOKS IN THE SOUTH WALES EVENING POST NOV 26-27

This week my for my childrens book review column in The South Wales Evening Post I have picked a tale about the life of a little stray dog, a stuffed rabbit who wants to be real, a book of riddles and a chilling murder in the welsh hills. All great stocking fillers and presents for Christmas. 


BOOK OF THE WEEK



A DOG'S LIFE BY ANN M. MARTIN
CHILDRENS 9+
A heart warming tale of the life of a stray dog told from her perspective. We follow Squirrel from abandoned puppy into adulthood, her friends and foes, loves and losses, until she finds a place she can call home. Its an emotional rollercoaster and I defy anyone not to fall in love with this brave and steadfast little mutt. Perfect for dog lovers and highlights why a dog is for life not just for Christmas.
ISBN 9781474906470 PB Usborne £6.99



VELVETEEN RABBIT BY MARGERY WILLIAMS ILLUSTRATED BY SARAH MASSINI
PICTURE BOOK 3+
An enchanting new edition of the timeless classic story about a little toy rabbit who wanted to be real. Its universal message of love and friendship will resonate with old and young while being enthralled by Sarah Massini's sensitive and evocative new illustrations paired with the original text. This sumptuous book with it's foiled cover will make the perfect gift for Christmas and something to treasure and share.
ISBN 9780857636966 HB Nosy Crow £14.99





THE CURIOUS GUIDE TO THINGS THAT AREN'T BY JOHN D. FIXX & JAMES F. FIXX
CHILDRENS 7+
Thought provoking riddles about a range of things you can't see, touch or hear and yet they still exist. Can you guess what they are? There is one riddle for every letter of the alphabet so you will have enormous fun trying to figure out the engaging clues and then on to the next page to learn about the answer. Ideal for families and the class room as well as a great stocking filler.
ISBN 9781633221765 HB Walter Foster JR £8.99




MURDER IN MIDWINTER BY FLEUR HITCHCOCK
CHILDRENS 9+
When Maya becomes a witness to a violent crime she has to hide in rural Wales until the police have caught the perpetrator. Trapped in the farm in a snow storm is she still safe or has she been discovered? A nail biting crime novel for middle grade readers and an exciting introduction for this genre. This atmospheric thriller will keep you guessing to the end, perfect to curl up with on a winters night.
ISBN 9780857636386 PB Nosy Crow £6.99