Review Blog

Nov 13 2019

Peppa's Christmas jumper day

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Penguin, 2019. ISBN: 9780241371589.
Most parents of young children know the phenomenon that is Peppa Pig, and probably can't help but sing the tune when it comes on the TV! On top of the show, kids also have the ability to read about Peppa and her friends!
This story is called Peppa's Christmas Jumper Day, and follows the story of Peppa and her brother George who need Christmas Jumpers for a special day at playgroup, but unfortunately theirs are too small. It all ends with Daddy Pig coming to the rescue . . . turning a normal jumper into a Christmas one with lots of baubles and glitter.
Peppa Pig books follow the same predictable lines as the TV show, and whilst reading it is easy to hear the characters' voices (if you have had the privilege of hearing the shows over and over again!) in your head. This will be comforting to young children who will feel familiar with not only Peppa, her family and friends but also the text.
The illustrations are exactly as they are seen on TV, bright colourful and relatively simple.
I must admit that Peppa Pig was not one of my favourite TV or book characters, however my daughter loved the show which meant that it was a regular during quiet time at our house.
For children who love the Peppa Pig franchise, this Christmas edition will be a fitting addition to their bookshelf. 3 out of 5 stars.
Lauren Fountain

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