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Nov 03 2017

Create your own Christmas by Isabel Thomas

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Ill. by Katie Abey. Bloomsbury, 2017. ISBN 9781408882207
Have you spent all year dreaming of turkey, tinsel and Christmas trees? Christmas is FAR too important to leave to the adults to get right - so take control and create your own Christmas. Make a sleigh launcher to start Christmas with a whizz? Paint a festive scene with leftovers from your Christmas dinner. Build your own Christmas cracker to celebrate with a BANG.
Well this book was right up my alley - anything to do with craft, making, construction - my ears prick up! This book would be a great Christmas stocking filler - children would love to have their own copy to pick and choose which activity to choose next. I love the introduction of the book and the little annotations throughout it allowing the children to follow the directions. It is bright and colourful, utilising the traditional Christmas colours and extremely well set out. It clearly lists the items required and have simple step by step instructions to follow. While the children are completing the activities, they will also be able to learn about many of the history surrounding Christmas traditions. Priced with a RRP of $14.99 it would also make a great boredom buster leading up to Christmas.
Kathryn Schumacher

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