Saturday, 22 December 2018

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW DEC 22-23 2018

This week my Christmas children's book reviews include a baby's first book for Christmas, a retelling of The Night Before Christmas, an interactive mystery on a ship and a Dr Who adventure.



Perfect presents for Christmas  Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!



BOOK OF THE WEEK 

CHRISTMAS BY LISA JONES & EDWARD UNDERWOOD 


CLOTH BOOK 6 MONTHS+This is the perfect first Christmas book for a baby. The bold and bright images, high-contrast patterns, first words and a simple narrative will be a welcome distraction this holiday. The soft squishy pages are lovely to handle and my particular favourite is the crinkly sounding snowman page. It also had a handy buggy strap. A combination of iconic and simple pictures including Christmas trees and Santa Clause will be a welcome first gift for any baby.
ISBN 9781788002639 PB Nosy Crow £10.99



THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY KES GRAY & CLAIRE POWELL
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Santa and his elves are rushed off their feet preparing for Christmas Eve. There are presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But will Santa be ready on time? A twist on the original festive poem, the funny rhyming text and cheerful illustrations will add to the anticipation for Christmas Day. It also mimics the typical festive chaos in every family so is perfect for sharing and reading aloud.
ISBN 9781444939231 PB Hodder £6.99




ALL ABOARD THE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY BY EMILY HAWKINS & TOM ADAMS & TOM CLOHOSY-COLE
CHILDREN 7+
It's 1927 and you are about to set sail on an extraordinary journey of discovery. Uncover fascinating facts from the passengers and crew onboard specialising in fields of science, engineering, geography and history as they explain their greatest inventions. But the reader must also help them solve the mystery of the missing movie. This lavish book is an interactive adventure that kids will be completely absorbed by. A fascinating Christmas gift.
ISBN 9781786033406 HB Wide Eyed £14.99




DOCTOR WHO: THE SECRET IN VAULT 13 BY DAVID SOLOMONS
CHILDREN 7+
The Doctor and her companions are shocked when their potted begonia sends out a distress signal. In a far off galaxy they must uncover the shocking secret hidden within an ancient vault before disaster strikes. In a race against time the Time Lord and her friends fight off a deadly headteacher and terrifying robots. The action-packed plot with fantastic and unforgettable characters is the ideal gift for fans of Doctor Who, old and new.
ISBN 9781405937610 PB Puffin £6.99

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