Christmas Crackers from Little Tiger Press

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas…everywhere I go.

I’m starting to see lights appearing in windows and wreaths on doors. Christmas is being welcomed much earlier this year, so to spread some cheer in these testing times, I thought I’d share with you three new fantastic festive titles from Little Tiger Press.

Want a little ‘Peas on Earth’ this Christmas?

“Five little festive peas can’t contain their cheer,
For Christmas truly is the best time of the year.”

This cute little Christmas Cracker of a book is wonderful to cosy up with alongside yuletide preparations. It will have little ones literally counting down to Christmas Day with the help of our 5 little festive peas.

The 5 little peas are getting ready for Christmas. They hang the wreath on the door, decorate the tree & visit Santa’s grotto but hold on… one by one, they keep disappearing!

In true traditional counting book style, the 5 friends are reunited for a fun, festive finale.

It’s the perfect size for little hands & the bold, colourful images and robust board pieces make it an engaging addition to your Christmas selection box. This is a story that will be asked for again and again, due to it’s familiar & predictable rhyming structure that young  children cannot help but join in with.

Learning numbers to five has never been so fun! A firm festive favourite in the making!

Santa Claus is coming to town…or is he?

“Can’t see Santa!” cries young Mouse. “I’ve searched all over this house.”

It’s Christmas Eve & little mouse is looking for Santa everywhere, but he’s no-where to be found.

Little ones will love hunting behind baubles & inside igloos in the hope of helping Mouse in his quest.

With over 40 flaps to lift, this funny, festive book is perfect for keeping little hands busy during the countdown to Christmas.

Opening the little card windows in this book brought back lovely memories of an advent calendar I had as a child – there were no chocolate advent calendars in those days, you just had the joy of discovering a new picture each day!

With a pair of short rhyming couplets on each page, there’s just the right amount of text to tell the story, whilst maintaining the focus on the all-important interactivity.

Chris Jevons’ illustrations are wonderfully Christmassy. Twinkly lights, flurries of snowflakes & the warm glow of the fire side give this book such a cosy feel.

Young children will fall in love with the  sweet little cast of animal characters to spot hiding under the flaps throughout the story. Find fox, mole, hedgehog & a pair of ice-skating, chess-playing frogs! There’s so much to look at, it’s a festive feast for the eyes!

“When you’re tucked up on Christmas Eve,
Santa’s getting dressed.
His beard is trimmed, his boots are shined,
His fluffy suit is pressed.

But this year something’s not quite right,
His botton’s feeling bare…
‘Help,’ he cries, ‘Emergency!’
He’s lost his underwear!”

Young children will love joining in the search to save Christmas in this raucous, rhyming romp through the North Pole.

Santa chases his blow-away bloomers through the reindeers’ stable, his workshop, the present wrapping room & the Elf Village but his briefs just keep breezing past him.

Christmas really will be PANTS if Santa can’t source some alternative undergarments!

But little ones won’t have to look very far…there are literally loads of pants littered everywhere in each busy, Christmassy scene that Santa doesn’t seem to notice – how many pairs can you spot?

Thankfully, a gigantic avalanche helps Santa with his dressing dilemma. I won’t tell you where he finds his yule-tide y-fronts but there will be giggles all round.

Fans of Father Christmas Needs a Wee will love this fun-packed festive foray.

I really enjoy adding a couple of new Christmas titles to both my classroom selection box and our seasonal collection at home – it’s a Christmas tradition in itself! I might attempt a ’12 days of Christmas in picture books’ this year, wrapping up a book for my children to open and read for each of the 12 days in the lead up to Christmas (I’m not sure I would manage the whole of advent!)

Hopefully, there are some lovely ideas here if you are looking to expand your Christmas book collection or for gift ideas.

With thanks to Little Tiger Press for providing me with review copies of these titles.

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