Review Blog

Oct 28 2016

My Lovely Christmas Book

cover image Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN 9781408883679
(Age: 7+) Recommended. Craft. Puzzles. Colouring in activities. A book to appeal to anyone who enjoys craft, puzzles and making things, My lovely Christmas book is sure to give many hours of pleasure to the lucky recipient of this book. Beautifully illustrated with gorgeous patterns and colours, it will have immediate appeal. There is the opportunity to paste in a photo at the beginning to make it personal, and then the following pages have vivid decorations that can be made into paper chains. This is followed by a Christmas tree maze for the problem solver to work out as well as other puzzles throughout the book. Christmas decorations can be coloured in or cut out to decorate the Christmas tree and there are many craft ideas to make, like an angel and snowflakes. Of particular interest for me was the ability to cut out and make the decorative gift cards and place name cards, very useful for last minute gifts and Christmas settings.
The reader is also encouraged to do lots of creative writing, with the book going through the twelve days of Christmas as well as having diary entries and poetry. There are spots to make Christmas card lists and ones of presents for friends and family and the opportunity to do drawings and doodles.
This would make a great present to give before the twelve days of Christmas come along, as it would result in some lovely decorations around the house and many creative activities being undertaken.
Pat Pledger
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist 2020
Teens' Top Ten 2020
Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist 2021
Children's Book Award UK 2020
Little Rebels Award 2020
CBCA Book Awards 2020

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Feel good and uplifting books for staff
Online Children's Storytime Websites List
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Children's Laureate's charter