Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Booky Advent Calendar Day 25: CHRISTMAS DAY! "Christmas Comes to Moominvalley" by Tove Jansson, Alex Haridi, Cecilia Davidsson and Filippa Widlund (Pan Macmillan)

Well we had to save the best till last, of course, and we couldn't resist the idea of spending christmas amongst the Moomins! Tove Jansson's timeless creations are given a new lease of life with family approval in "Christmas Comes to Moominvalley" by  Alex Haridi, Cecilia Davidsson and Filippa Widlund.

In this exquisitely illustrated and authentic re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, the Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming. The only trouble is, the Moomins have no idea who, or what Christmas is! Calamities!

A new generation of readers will enjoy meeting the loveable Moomintoll, Moominpappa and Moominmamma, and all their friends as they experience their very first, and slightly stressful Christmas - and puzzle over what it all means. 

Find out how the kind and tolerant Moomins work out what really matters at Christmas, in this retelling of Tove Jansson's unique and wise tale - illustrated with delicate, painterly images full of character and detail and based on Jansson's original drawings and colour plates.

It's the perfect gift - and we dearly hope that you got lots of awesome books in your stocking today! Have a brilliant christmas from all at ReadItDaddy and we look forward to catching up with you in 2020!

"Christmas Comes to Moominvalley" is out now, published by Pan Macmillan (kindly supplied for review).