It’s been lovely seeing Peapod really starting to understand and get excited about Christmas this year, and he’s loving all our Christmas books. He gets one a night from his “Advent bag” – you can see what we read in weeks one and two here and here.
This week we’ve read:
Day 15 –
Oh, Christmas Tree! by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet We’ve written about this one before, here, but it raises even more of a smile now Peapod’s a bit older. He likes seeing the tree riding a bike best!
Day 16 –
Emily Brown and Father Christmas by Cressida Cowell This was our introduction to Emily Brown a couple of years ago, and we’re all mow big fans. Peapod likes re-enacting the bit where Santa’s sleigh breaks down and they have to find some reindeer instead!
I promise he was more impressed than he looks😂
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Alex T Smith This is a new one for this year and is a really fun take on the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas song, with increasingly extravagant and outlandish gifts from Grandma being delivered.
We sang it, complete with dramatic pauses, super speedy bits and silliness and Peapod thought it was hilarious!
Day 18 –
Lucy and Tom’s Christmas by Shirley Hughes I make no apologies that our book advent has been somewhat dominated by Shirley’s books as we love them. You can read our original thoughts on this one here.
Day 19 –
And speaking of Shirley Hughes, here’s another new one for this year, and without doubt Peapod’s favourite of the week – Dogger’s Christmas.
It’s Christmas and Dave has lost his favourite toy Dogger (again!) Everyone has helped search but they can’t find him anywhere until Bella has a great idea anj just in the nick of time!
The combination of Shirley Hughes’ writing and illustration, which Peapod always likes, a lost toy and bin men cemented this a favourite and we have read it and acted it out endlessly since we first opened it!
Mince Spies by Mark Sperring and Sophie Corrigan This is another we’ve written about before, though as predicted Peapod did get more out of it this year. Its a great fun read, perfect for fans of Sue Hendra
Day 21 –
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
We live the Bear books and this was no exception. Bear should be sleeping, but he’s trying extra hard to stay awake to spend Christmas with his friends.
Warm, cosy and full of the joys of celebrating simply with friends, this is a gorgeous rhyming read and has gone straight into our favourites.
I have been awful at getting photos this week, but it’s been another great week of Christmas reads here!
Have you been enjoying a book advent or any favourite Christmas picture books?