Well it’s nearly here, Christmas I mean, and the goose is getting rather plump indeed. I’ve most of my presents sorted and wrapped, but have to admit to struggling with my daughter’s stocking fillers this year. She loves reading, she loves books, but where was I to find the perfect sized books for my nearly three year old that would fit snugly in her Christmas stocking?
Well the Christmas fairy heard my pleas, and as if by magic, Egmont publishers sent me three books to review. And I know my little girl is going to love them all. I can’t wait to see her face light up when she tears off the wrapping paper to find Meet Father Christmas, The Last Snowball and Snowy Tracks.
Each book makes a great stocking filler, and at £2.99 each they make the ideal gifts for budding little readers.
MR MEN – Meet Father Christmas
Follow Little Miss Tiny on a journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas. On her adventures she flies over Muddleland, Cleverland, Nonsenseland and Coldland! This is the perfect-before-Christmas-read, and one I will certainly be reading to my toddler on the excitement of Christmas Eve.
EVERYTHING’S ROSIE – The Last Snowball
My little girl just loves Everything’s Rosie. Rosie’s such a colourful character and this book doesn’t disappoint. But this isn’t a Christmas story – it’s set at the turning point of Spring, when the last snow is thawing and the animals are awakening from hibernation. Big Bear is very upset to find he has missed the snow, so Rosie and her friends come up with some very inventive ideas to give Big Bear a wintry experience to remember. The Last Snowball is a fun way of teaching young children about the changing seasons.
THOMAS AND FRIENDS – Snowy Tracks
Who doesn’t like the Thomas The Tank Engine stories? I know that I was an avid reader of the series as a child and now my little girl enjoys them too! The Island of Sodor has had a heavy snow fall. Thomas is tasked with delivering firewood to the stations while Gordon has to take some trucks to the Docks. But what will happen on the icy, slippery railway tracks? A tale of teamwork and cooperation, and a great winter read.
Older Mum’s recommendation for all three titles –