We love books – obviously – and we often review latest releases. But I’ve been a parent for nearly twenty years, and I know that the older books sometimes get overlooked by new parents – and they’re missing out on a gem or two of bedtime reading. I think we all know the Very Hungry Caterpillar, of course, but I find newer parents may not know Albert Le Blanc, Little Tiger or Spot. There have been some beautiful picture books that we’d like to re-introduce into your life – I welcome you to the Sunday Picture Book series :)
Oh this book is BRILLIANT!
I was sniggering just from a first flick through, before I got anywhere near bedtime stories and reading it aloud to the 4yr old.
‘Jesus’ Christmas Party’ Tells the Christmas story from the point of view of the seriously sleep-deprived (and VERY grumpy) Inn Keeper, and should really come with a warning to all parents. Love it, because this book will be read again and again. And again.
Unusually for a book telling this story, it is neither overly heavy or sanctimonious, nor is it irreverent with its Christmas message.
However, one word of warning – small children will frequently bellow “ROUND THE BACK!” at anyone who knocks on the door…