Pages

Saturday, 24 December 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW COLUMN DEC 25-25

My childrens book pick for the Christmas Weekend in The South Wales Evening Post includes a little grey rabbit, a monster sprout, a naughty princess and a chilling adventure. Hope you all enjoy the festive season. 




BOOK OF THE WEEK


LITTLE GREY RABBIT'S CHRISTMAS BY ALISON UTTLEY
CHILDRENS 5+
First published in 1929 this new edition will continue to capture the hearts of children. The woodland animals are preparing for Christmas but when a special gift is lost in the snow can they find it? Magical illustrations by Margaret Tempest will enchant anyone who's a fan of Beatrix Potter bringing to life this charming festive story. A talking snowball, tobogganing by moonlight and a magical Christmas tree makes a perfect bedtime story for the holidays.


ISBN 9781783706723 HB Templar Publishing £5.99





SPROUTZILLA VS CHRISTMAS BY TOM JAMIESON
PICTURE BOOK 3+


A bit of fiendish fun for the festive season. Jack loves everything about Christmas except one thing, sprouts! When his parents bring home a gigantic sprout that turns into a monster, determined to destroy Christmas Jack is the only one who can stop him. The wickedly hilarious vivid illustrations by Mike Byrne will entertain even the fussiest of eaters this holiday. They may even be tempted to eat one or two! Sproutlicious!
ISBN 9781509822782 PB Macmillan £6.99






CHRISTMAS WITH PRINCESS MIRA-BELLE BY JULIA DONALDSON
CHILDRENS 6+
This special hardback edition, illustrated by Lydia Monks, features two new adventures and festive things to do. Ellen's life is turned into chaos when naughty Princess Mirror-Belle sweeps her into her Christmas escapades. From dancing in Swan Lake, attending a fancy dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas Ellen barely has time to catch her breath. Also included are activities such as making tree decorations to festive biscuits. A great stocking filler for early readers.
ISBN 9781509814268 HB Macmillan £8.99
4/5 Stars




MYSTERY AT THE ICE HOTEL BY SARA GRANT
CHILDRENS 11+
Action packed thriller in the Arctic Circle. Teens Mackenzie and Chase are having fun in an exclusive resort when the guests start to go missing. Can this detective duo solve the mystery or will they come to chilly end? Full of fun, family and friendship this really captures the icy setting in this exhilarating and exciting series. An action packed mix of Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones but in the snow!!


ISBN 9781407163307 PB Scholastic £5.99
5/5 stars