Friday, 21 December 2018

Booky Advent Calendar Book of the Week - Week Ending 21st December 2018: "How Winston Delivered Christmas: An Advent Story in Twenty-four-and-a-half Chapter" by Alex T. Smith (Macmillan Children's Books)

Our Booky Advent Calendar Book of the Week book for Day 21 is actually just that! A Booky Advent Calendar featuring a gorgeous and heartwarming story, as well as 24 (and a half) brilliant activities and makes that your kids can get busy with as we get closer and closer to Christmas.

"How Winston Delivered Christmas" by Alex T. Smith is a really fantastic idea. As well as being a nice thick book perfect for a christmas read, with the most awesome story of a brave little mouse who helps Father Christmas, it's actually an activity and festive make book too - with loads of brilliant ideas for things to make and do to really get you in the christmassy mood (even though the weather's probably a bit drizzly and dark outside!)

Follow Winston the mouse as he sets out to deliver Oliver’s letter to Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on this Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way.

Like an advent calendar counting down to Christmas, each day also features festive things to make and do – you can write a letter to Father Christmas and make mince pies, Christmas cards, presents and decorations. 

It is a heart-warming tale to share every year in the run up to Christmas, and is full of gorgeous colour illustrations and activities to do together that will become festive family traditions.

Far better than eating rubbishy tiny bits of chocolate every day, or trying to work out what the hootin' heck that lego 'thing' is supposed to be. 

A proper Booky Advent Calendar, we love it!

"How Winston Delivered Christmas" by Alex T. Smith is out now, published by Macmillan Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).