Christmas Time by Alison Jay

Christmas Time

Written by Alison Jay
Illustrated by Alison Jay

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Come on a journey through Alison Jay’s magical festive world! Discover all the things that make Christmas the most special time of the year and see if you can spot two lucky children who are on their own Christmas Eve adventure. Alison’s range of books for babies and toddlers is absolutely stunning. Why not take a look at more of her titles on her author page.


Christmas Time by Alison Jay

This beautiful Christmas story is the fifth title in the highly successful
picture-book series featuring Alison Jay’s classic illustrations. Two wakeful children creep downstairs on Christmas Eve, meet Father Christmas and are taken on an amazing adventure to his home in the North Pole and back again. The magnificent winter wonderland depicted by Alison Jay is a festive feast for the eyes and secret mysteries abound. Hidden jokes and Christmas carols can be found in each picture and every page includes Alison Jay’s trademark link to the next. The different Christmas objects featured and named on each page are designed to encourage vocabulary building, whilst the hidden features will provide a challenge for children again and again.

About the Author

Alison Jay

Alison Jay was born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Derbyshire and studied graphic design in London where she now lives. After graduating she worked in animation for a short while but gradually started to get commissions in illustration. She works in Alkyd, a quick drying oil paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an aged appearance. She has worked in all areas of illustration including advertising, packaging, editorial and design. Her commissions include a 48 sheet poster for B.T, a TV commercial for Kellogg’s corn flakes and has recently illustrated the new baby range of products for Crabtree and Evelyn. She has also illustrated lots of children's books including "Picture This", "William and the night train", "The Race", "I took the moon for a walk", "The Emperors new clothes”, If Kisses were colours” , "ABC Alphabet", an unabridged fully illustrated version of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Listen Listen", "Welcome to the Zoo ", "A Child's first Counting Book" "Today is the Birthday of the World" and "Nursery Rhyme Rainbow". She recently worked with Aardman Animation on the development of a feature film and is currently working on a version of "The Nutcracker". Her book "Welcome to the Zoo" which is a wordless visit to a cage less "animal hotel" has been selected as one of New York's Bank Street's 2009 best books of the year.

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32 pages


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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2010




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