Delighted to once again be celebrating all things Clink Street Publishing with the 12 Days Of Clink Street Publishing Blog Tour.
Today I shall be bringing you not one, not two but three of their Christmas themed books for younger readers AND as if this isn't enough, I shall be bringing you a further two books in Let's Celebrate 12 Days Of Clink Street Publishing 2020 (PT 2) on Tuesday 8th December AND what's more there are all these other wonderful readers (for the full Tour Schedule see below) celebrating all manner of books published by Clink Street Publishing.CHANTELLE CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS by NICOLA TENYUE.
MY THOUGHTS ... Featuring the adorable six year old Chantelle whose mummy tells her 'We are all the same but different but still the same'.
With any number of friends, all of them quite different from herself (there's Abigail who is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah, there's Ade who is a Muslim and celebrates Eid and then there's Uncle Winston who, well, celebrates every day), Chantelle longs to celebrate with all of them.
A great read whether it be for home or an educational setting, I thought Chantelle Celebrates Christmas with its sweet story, fun illustrations and memorable catch-phrase a lovely introduction to the topics of diversity and acceptance.TWO CHRISTMASES by SHARON FRANCE.
MY THOUGHTS ... 'Ho, ho, ho! I’m Father Christmas and, as everyone knows, I fly all around the world every Christmas Eve, delivering presents in time for Christmas Day morning.
But what about those special children who have two Christmases? One with their Mummy and one with their Daddy?' (Synopsis)
Exactly, what about all of those children, who have two Christmases, one with their mummy and one with their daddy?
A lovely little book that goes some way in exploring how Christmas might be for children whose parents have separated in a story that sees how Father Christmas with the aid of Eddie the Elf, fairy magic and pixie dust at the ready, ensure all such children receive an extra present from Father Christmas on day two of their Christmases.TWENTY FOUR DAYS TO CHRISTMAS by FRED ARTHUR.
MY THOUGHTS ... An Advent Book! What a wonderful idea.
Whether read a 'day' at a time in the 24 days leading up to Christmas or, as I did, the 24 days in one day, Twenty Four Days To Christmas (penned by Fred Arthur, the combined pen name for friends Pincher Martin and Mike Dineen) is the charming story of the 24 Christmas themed activities Poppy's parents plan for the 24 days leading up to the 25th of December.
Told in rhyme (my one small niggle being that at times the verse was too complex and thus the narrative didn't always flow as smoothly as it might have), the chapters/days (some of them longer than others) are ideal as a quick bedtime read, the illustrations bold and cheerful. That it provides some ideas for entertaining children in the lead up to Christmas, well, that has to be a plus.
A magical read, wonderfully nostalgic, it brought back many happy memories of my own childhood; of making mince pies with my nana and great gran, of creating pine cone figures to hang on the tree, all of which will no doubt lead to endless conversations about what my childhood Christmases were like.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOKS ...
Title: Chantelle Celebrates Christmas
Summary: This book is part of a character series aimed at 5-7 year olds and is based around a lovable fun 6 year old called "Chantelle". This book supports positive personal development and has a catchy educational storyline, which will get any young reader practicing patience. What do you do when your friends don't celebrate Christmas? 6 year old Chantelle Whyalot is so excited... It's the Christmas holidays. After learning about different festive holidays, Chantelle finds herself in a dilemma which she solves with a miraculous idea..!
Title: Two Christmases
Summary: 'Ho, ho, ho! I’m Father Christmas and, as everyone knows, I fly all around the world every Christmas Eve, delivering presents in time for Christmas Day morning.
But what about those special children who have two Christmases? One with their Mummy and one with their Daddy?
Well, there happens to be a secret that I have never shared...'
Experience the joy of Christmas times two with author Sharon France. Little ones whose parents live separately can learn just how special Christmas can be, with a little help from Father Christmas.