I always try to buy my boys a new book for Christmas so we have a nice big stash that has grown over the years.
This year I'll be adding two new kiwi-Christmas books. These should already be on the shelves of your favourite book store. Make sure you show your book shop some love this Christmas. A bookshop adds so much to its community.
The Christmas Looky Book by Donovan Bixley is a fun and festive book with all sorts of puzzles to solve.
Each page is essentially a poster with a problem to solve - can you match the people with their gifts? find the 20 reindeer hidden on the pages? or post the difference before and after Santa's visit? It's a fun book to look at together or just to entertain those who need a little distraction while the gingerbread house bakes. Bixley's illustrative style is playful and the scenery is particularly kiwi - no wintery Christmas here.
Details - Hachette NZ, October 2017 RRP $19.99 PB
The Christmas Tree Tangle by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Sarah Davis is another new-to-us title.
The book is a delightful Christmas adventure that starts with a kitten stuck at the top of a Christmas tree. One by one animals come to give a hand and they all end up tangled up and stuck. The rhyme scheme is excellent the the illustrations perfectly complement the story. Will the kitten ever be rescued or will he fall? What about the rest - who could rescue them?
A fun and funny addition to your Christmas reading pile.
Details - Penguin Random House, November 2017 RRP $19.99 PB
love you more than a Christmas carol playlist on repeat xxx