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The Year Christmas Nearly Got Ruined

Written by Julianah Adegbemisoye

Illustrated by Sarah-Leigh Wills

Activity and Puzzle books Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers

LoveReading View on The Year Christmas Nearly Got Ruined

Ideal for reading-aloud to children in those thrilling days before Christmas.

Somewhere between picture book and illustrated young fiction, this cracking Christmas story (pun entirely intended!) is set three days before the big day. Excitement is mounting for siblings Jack and Sarah, who are out with their mum, soaking up the seasonal atmosphere – shop windows laden with presents, the scent of mince pies, the sound of carols. Back at home, they settle down for a cosy evening’s entertainment courtesy of their Granddad reading one of his stories, in which Santa’s elves are engaged in a frantic flurry of activity. However, when the big night arrives, it soon becomes clear that Santa Claus Junior doesn’t have much idea about where they’re going, which means they’re way behind schedule. So, if Christmas is to be saved, the more experienced elves and reindeers will have to help out.

While there’s some incongruity between the young illustration style and picture book format, and the older story level and length, this is ideal for reading-aloud to children in those thrilling days before Christmas, while the extra pages to colour-in will keep little ones happily entertained.

Joanne Owen

The Year Christmas Nearly Got Ruined Synopsis

Santa Claus Jr wasn't prepared for the one special night a year that kids all around the world were always looking forward to. He nearly ruined Christmas that year but for the quick thinking of all the elves and reindeers, who helped save the day.

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ISBN: 9781999344900
Publication date: 13/12/2018
Publisher: Okiki-Industries Limited
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781999344900
Publication date: 13th December 2018
Author: Julianah Adegbemisoye
Illustrator: Sarah-Leigh Wills
Publisher: Okiki-Industries Limited
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Puzzles / Activities, Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
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