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Saturday, 3 December 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHRISTMAS CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW DEC 3-4TH

My Christmas books and stocking fillers for this week include a little squirrel trying to catch a snowflake, a lonely Christmas tree, a very naughty kitten and a festive romance. All in my weekly column in The South Wales Evening Post every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy



BOOK OF THE WEEK

SNOWFLAKE IN MY POCKET BY RACHEL BRIGHT
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Young Squirrel has never seen snow before and wants to share the experience with his wise old friend, Bear. When Bear becomes sick Squirrel tries to find the perfect snowflake for him. A tale of love, friendship and a reminder that the most precious things in life are transitory moments to be treasured. Gorgeous paper cut art work by Yu Rong captures the dichotomy of the wintry landscape and warm loving home. Enchanting.
ISBN 9781406371819 PB Walker Books £6.99




LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE BY JESSICA COURTNEY-TICKLE
BOARD BOOK 2+
This beautiful story about a little Christmas tree standing alone in the forest is perfect for this time of year as we all are getting ready to decorate our own. A lift-the-flap exploration of nature, children will delight in discovering all the animals that arrive as the day unfolds. Can you find the fox behind the hedge or the owl above? With sturdy pages and foiled decorations shimmering throughout this will captivate the very young.
ISBN 9781783704583 HB Big Picture Press £10.99




THE CAT WHO ATE CHRISTMAS BY LIL CHASE AND THOMAS DOCHERTY
CHILDREN 5+
This hilarious little tale will resonate with anyone who has had a kitten for Christmas. Inspired by real life experience Jingles the kitten is very naughty. He knocks over the Christmas tree, shreds the presents and then there's a very juicy turkey to tempt him. The family are so cross he runs away. Can they find him? A special section is filled with Christmas facts, jokes and activities perfect for giving as a gift.
ISBN 9781510200821 PB L B Kids £5.99





WHAT LIGHT BY JAY ASHER
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Sierra's family divide their time between Oregon and California with their Christmas Tree business. Every year for the holidays she leaves her friends behind but this time, when she meets Caleb, Sierra doesn't miss them so much. Should Sierra get so attached to him when she is leaving so soon? Is his bad reputation true? Will her family really have to sell up? A great stocking filler for romantics this Christmas that will have hearts racing.
ISBN 9781509840762 PB Macmillan £7.99