Today I share Elsie’s books for Christmas with just a snippet about each. This is by no means an in depth book review, but I hope you might find some that tickle your fancy.
A curious little mouse called Aberdeen innocently chases a red baloon far from home. Follow him on an adventure fraught with danger as he ultimately find his way home again.
A story that reinforces there’s no place like home.
‘Follow Me Round the Garden’
Lift the Flap books are always a hit with children and I adore the work of Camille Garoche. This is a very simple story of Luna the Siamese Cat who takes some puppies exploring in the garden to introduce them to the animals that inhabit it. But they are proving hard to find. Where could they all be? And what are they up to?
‘Cecil The Pet Glacier’
Ruby Smalls is a normal little girl despite having some very unusual parents. On a family holiday to Norway she is very reluctantly adopted by a pet glacier, Cecil. Ruby wants nothing to do with Cecil but he is driven to prove himself to her.
This story is all about wanting to fit in but ultimately doing so by learning to appreciate your differences.
‘This is My Dolhouse’
Narrated in first person a little girl worries what her friend Sophie, who has a perfect plastic dollhouse with matching everything, will make of her self made cardboard doll’s house with accessories crafted from items around the house.
A celebration of creativity and imagination.
This bright and fun Atlas introduces us to children from all over the world. The fully illustrated pages showcase the regions of our world and the languages spoken there.
A great introduction to the world for the littlest of readers.
Heidi the Stick Insect is starting her first day of school and she desperately wants to make friends, but being a twig insect makes Heidi’s fisrt day one of awkward obstacles.
A sweet tale of learning to find your voice and embrace what makes you different.
Of course Elsie is going to need a beautiful new library bag to carry them all in and so Piccolo Studio made this beauty in the ‘Magic’ fabric range created by Sarah Jane Studios for Michael Miller Fabrics. I have also had quite a few other Christmas goodies made up in this fabric range which you can view on my previous blogs here; Mini Land Doll and Did Somebody say Christmas?)
I look forward to sharing Michael’s books with you next week.