Thoughtful George has a plan. As Santa brings him presents every single year, this Christmas George decides he’s going to take some gifts to Santa instead. He makes himself a sleigh, packs a big box of presents (throwing in some extra woolly socks for himself just in case it gets cold!) and he sets off for the North Pole.
However when he gets there he is met by a little elf in despair. They are really behind at wrapping the presents and Rudolph’s nose has stopped glowing because he has flu. George mucks in to help and soon everything is ready for Santa’s journey. He digs in to his box of presents and gives the elves some treats to make them feel better and also finds a torch for Rudolph. However the other reindeer get a little over-excited at the sight of all the presents and soon the big box of gifts George had brought for Santa is empty!
Our bedtime book this evening was this beautiful classic.
It’s the night before Christmas, everything is ready for the big day and everyone is sound asleep. But then a little boy wakes up to a sound outside and heads to his bedroom window to see what is going on. Could it possibly be Santa and his Reindeer in the garden?
There are lots of different picture book versions of this classic poem but I’d definitely recommend this one as the illustrations are gorgeous.
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Ivy is a bit young to fully appreciate this one yet but she loves the pictures, which is why I’m including it in our selection of Christmas books.
Receiving presents from Santa is obviously fantastic but Raymond Briggs flips this on its head and tells the story of Christmas from Santa’s point of view – and it looks like hard work!
He has to roll out of bed, feed his deer, have his breakfast, get dressed up in his Santa outfit, hook up his sleigh, brave terrible weather and travel the world delivering presents, all whilst dealing with the fact he’s coming down with a cold. Poor Santa!
The story is predominantly told in pictures, allowing you to ‘read’ it to your child however you like.
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Poor Stick Man. All he wants to do is go for a little jog but everyone interferes and he ends up on an epic adventure trying to get back to his family.
First a dog uses him as a stick, then a little girl uses him as a pooh stick, then a swan weaves him in to her nest, then a dad uses him as a flag mast for a sand castle…
As Christmas approaches he worries that he won’t reach his family, but a chance encounter with Santa might just get him home on time.
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Dear Santa is a little classic for smaller toddlers. Following in the tradition of Dear Zoo there is a little present hidden under a flap on each page – however this time it’s Santa trying to choose the perfect gift.
Will he send a toy car? No – too small!
Will he send a kite? No – too big!
What will end up being the perfect present?
Ivy loves the excitement of revealing what’s behind the flaps – and the gift on the final page might just be a tiny bit fluffy!
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