Monday, December 1, 2014

Booky Advent Calendar 2014 - Day 1 - "Adventivity" by Gina Carpenter and Laura Hambleton (QED Publishing)


Written by Gina Carpenter

Illustrated by Laura Hambleton

Published by QED Publishing

We're kicking off our Booky Advent Calendar again this year in grand style! Each day throughout December (well, the weekdays at least!) we'll be hunting out some spectacular Christmas books young and old, new and well-loved, to get your christmas booky shopping lists off to a flying start.

So let's begin the proceedings with something distinctly different. It's part activity book, part advent calendar (so of course today would be a PERFECT day to pick up a copy and get cracking opening those windows).

"Adventivity" contains a whole bunch of brilliant resources and materials for 25 engaging christmassy 'make' projects. The front cover of the book doubles up as an advent calendar (no chocolate I'm afraid, Charlotte!) and inside you'll find lots of awesome ideas from creative christmas cards to brilliant festive models.

Each project is illustrated in detail, and though it's fairly easy for older children, adults might need to pitch in and help as things get a little tricky for little hands. The book makes the assumption that (like us) you have a lot of crafting materials at home too, so be prepared to raid the recycling bin to get creative!

All said and done, there's a ton of fun to be had here in this innovative christmas book and it's certainly healthier than a chocolate advent calendar!

Charlotte's best bit: Making the awesome christmassy animal models to pop on her windowsill

Daddy's Favourite bit: A fun and engaging activity and nativity / advent book that should keep your little ones busy all December and beyond!

(Kindly sent to us for review by QED Publishing)