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Dec 11 2014

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow

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Random House Australia, 2014. ISBN: 9780553497359
So far my reviews of the current crop of Christmas books have focused on those for children. Here's one that would make a splendid gift for a festively frazzled friend!
Taking illustrations from Little Golden Books of the past (and who didn't have a whole shelf of them as little kid! What was your favourite?) and a wide variety of the most well known illustrators of LGB, handy precepts for
making it through the silly season are offered up with tongue-in-cheek humour.
Advice on the food, the gifts, the celebrations, the traffic, the weight gain and more is cleverly matched with illustrations from many Little Golden Books - each with its title and details captioned.
This is a fun gift for someone in your life who needs a bit of a 'pep up' during this sometimes stressful time of year, particularly if they relish the 'retro' look or a gift for a teacher, carer or similar. It would also make a nice conversation piece for your coffee table when you have guests with whom you struggle for small talk .
Enjoy this - it's certainly a bit of a giggle!
Sue Warren

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