Twenty-Four Days to Christmas is an Advent
What does TWG think?What a brilliant Christmas book for children! If you have children yourself, or have young ones in the family, you’ll probably be aware that their patience is somewhat…non- existent. As soon as the shops bring out their Christmas goodies…in August, cough, children are led to believe that Christmas will be tomorrow. Rightly so, they’re only children and trying to teach them when Christmas is without ruining their dream, is a task in itself. Well, it was, until now. Fred Arthur has written a children’s book in the style of an advent calendar; 24 days to Christmas, with Poppy being the voice for young children everywhere. The book can be read a page a day as a count down, or, it can be read all at once. The choice is yours. Poor Poppy is devastated to hear that she has to wait 24 days until the big man in red gets stuck down the chimney, how can you tell a child they need to wait for goodies?
Well, just like Poppy’s parents, you get them doing Christmas themed activities every single day in the run up to Christmas Day. For example, baking mince pies, going to see Christmas shows, Christmas shopping; anything to keep their little minds full of Christmas joy ready for the big day itself. I thought the idea that Poppy’s parents had was GENIUS, they took her upset and devastation at waiting 24 days, and turned it into something much more positive.
The writing itself is very child proof due to the fact it’s written in rhymes, brilliant idea. Also, illustrations are unbelievably cute and extremely innocent in the sense it made me feel as though I was able to bring out my inner child as I read it. I believe that Twenty Four Days to Christmas will be such a big hit for both children and parents alike; especially if you’re struggling to keep the little ones occupied and happy in the run up to Christmas. Who knows, you might turn the book into your very own tradition.
Fred Arthur, you’re a genius! Thank you Authoright!
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