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Nov 19 2019

The twelve days of Christmas with Roald Dahl: Festive things to make and do by Lauren Holowaty

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Penguin, 2019. ISBN: 9780241428122.
(Age: 7+). Themes: Art, Craft, Recipes, Humour, Jokes, Games.
On the First day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . .
One Matilda in the Library
Two Smelly Twits
Three Naughty Muggle-Wumps
Four Repulsant Snozzcumbers
Five Golden tickets
Six Cunning Foxes
Seven Gigantuous insects
Eight Crafty Crocodiles
Nine Spoonfuls of Medicine
Ten Chomping Tortoises
Eleven Foulsome Witches
Twelve Twistmas Tales

From the list of the contents headings above be prepared for a humorous and entertaining addition to this year's Christmas books. This is a clever publication of activities based upon many of Roald Dahl's popular stories and will be an instant hit with his legion of fans, both young and old. Scattered throughout the book are Roald Dahl's thoughts on Christmas activities and ideas as well as a passage he wrote about December from My year.
The book is able to be written and drawn in, as well as the opportunity to colour pages and complete activities in the reader's own way. There are recipes to follow, tricks to play and presents to make. Some of the ideas include: A recipe for Chocolate and Brussel Sprout Pie, Festive Frobscottle, Giant Peach Pinata, Grandma Kranky's Guide to A Kranky Christmas, Witches Glove Wreath, Wormy Spaghetti, Matilda's Clever Christmas Spinners, to name but a few!
The twelve days of Christmas with Roald Dahl would be a great stocking filler or an excellent gift for someone who has everything!
Kathryn Beilby

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