Tuesday, 10 December 2013

ReadItDaddy's Booky Advent Calendar Day 10 - 10th December - "Mog's Christmas" by Judith Kerr (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Booky Advent Calendar Day 10
Mog's Christmas
Written and Illustrated by Judith Kerr

Published by HarperCollins

Judith Kerr is a national treasure, and right from when Charlotte was a tiny little mite, we loved reading her the Mog books - and of course the sublime "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" as well.

"Mog's Christmas" was a gift from her Auntie Emma one year, and it was a lovely christmassy read as we tucked her up in bed after a very busy Christmas Day. Mog the forgetful and slightly scatterbrained cat isn't really sure about Christmas. Strange people arrive to stay at the house, there's a lot of noise, a lot of strange decorations - and worst yet, a huge talking tree arrives at the house and scares Mog half to death.

Enough is enough. Mog escapes, and finds a nice warm snuggly spot on the roof of the house next to the chimney.

Mog refuses to move, even for a nice fish supper, but it's warm - and as Mog settles down for a snooze, she has the strangest dream...! Meanwhile the family are quite sad, no one really feels like celebrating Christmas when Mog can't join in!

"Mog's Christmas" reminds me of our family christmas, hectic, lots of visitors, lots of mess and fuss but we wouldn't have it any other way. A wonderful christmassy book with our favourite cat!

Charlotte's best bit: The funny old aunties and their presents!

Daddy's Favourite bit: What happens to Mog just as Christmas Dinner is getting under way. Hooray!