Friday 12 October 2012

ReadItDaddy's Book of the Week: When I dream of Christmas by Oakley Graham and Patricia Yuste (Top That! Publishing)

I ran out of fingers and toes trying to count how many sleeps it is till Christmas, but if you're super-organised and are doing your christmas shopping now rather than rushing around the shops on Christmas Eve, here's a lovely little stocking filler for children that is chock full of the things that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

"When I dream of Christmas" is so warm, fuzzy and cuddly that it's perfect for counting down each bedtime until the big day arrives. Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by child-friendly text to really get you in the festive mood.

It's nice to see the real reason for Christmas paid proper due here too amongst the presents, candy canes and Santa.

Alongside Top That's other lovely Christmas book "Fuzzy Christmas", it's a lovely little book and anything that can make us feel this festive on a cold wet October morning really does deserve book of the week!

Charlotte's best bit: Presents! Oh and Chocolate of course!

Daddy's favourite bit: Santa's scratchy beard and the beautiful illustrations in this book.

(Book kindly supplied by Top That! Publishing for Review, along with some rather superb chocolate coins and eggs which disappeared in seconds flat thanks to Charlotte :)

Correction to review: We erroneously attributed the illustration credits of this book to Henry Fisher and Alexia Orkana and have been asked to point out that Patricia Yuste was the illustrator. We apologise for any confusion caused and have corrected the review references where possible (Thanks Patricia)