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The Toys' Christmas

Written by Claire Clement

Illustrated by Genevieve Godbout

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The Toys' Christmas Review

Bedtime Stories for Children Family / Home Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

A heart-warming story, perfect Christmas reading

The Toys’ Christmas is the kind of book that chilly days or evenings were made for, a heart-warming story of toys undertaking a journey through the snow for the love of their child owners. It’s Christmas Eve and little Noah should be going to sleep, but where’s Fanfan, his beloved toy elephant? Over the page, readers see Fanfan walking through the snow, heading to a very important meeting. Along with other favourite toys, he’s on his way to see – who else? – Santa Claus. It’s the toys’ job to tell him what their children really want for Christmas. Not every request is in Santa’s power to give – the child who desperately wants a little brother for example – but everyone gets gifts that will make them happy. It’s a lovely, cosy story, perfectly matched by soft pastel and coloured-pencil illustrations, toys and Noah too exceedingly huggable.

Andrea Reece

The Toys' Christmas Synopsis

This cosy, cuddly Christmas story tells how Santa makes sure he leaves the perfect gift for each child - with a little help from their favourite toys!

It is Christmas Eve and Noah's toy elephant, Fanfan, has gone missing! Little does he know that Fanfan has crept out of the house to join other soft toys on their annual Christmas journey: to see Santa Claus! Just in case letters don't reach Santa, toys all around the world make this trip so they can tell Santa what their child wants most of all. (After all, who knows a child better than their best-loved toy?) Will Fanfan return in time for Christmas morning? And will Noah get the present that he so longs for?

Perfect to curl up with at bedtime, this sweet and magical tale is illustrated with warm and magical artwork by the incredibly talented Genevieve Godbout, the artist behind Apple Cake.

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ISBN: 9780711266377
Publication date: 02/11/2021
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711266377
Publication date: 2nd November 2021
Author: Claire Clement
Illustrator: Genevieve Godbout
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Festive Fiction, Animals
Collections: Our Top Children's Christmas Book Recommendations for 2021,

About Claire Clement

Genevieve lives in Montreal where she works as a children's book and fashion illustrator. She studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious school of Gobelins in Paris. Genevieve was born and raised in Quebec, but spent 7 years in London, UK, after her stay in France. Some of her clients include The Walt Disney Company, Chronicle, Tundra, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, les editions Milan, Comme des Geants and La Pasteque. She also illustrates for clothing designers like Nadinoo and Mrs.Pomeranz creating illustrations and prints for their collections. Her children's books include When Santa Was a Baby (Tundra ...

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