There are only two more sleeps until Christmas. We’ve been reading Christmas themed books all month here and wanted to share some of our favourites.
Title: Elmo’s Christmas Colours
What it’s about: The characters from Sesame Street look at all the different colours (from red to green to pink to brown) and tie them in with Christmas. Written in rhyme. A board book.
Why the fairy princess likes it: She loves identifying the colours on each page.
Favourite part: Pink–her favourite colour. She also likes the page with Elmo.
Title: The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas
Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
What it’s about: A version of the twelve days of Christmas using Australian animals accompanied by some crazy illustrations. (Also comes with a CD with the song.)
Why the captain likes it: Because it’s a Christmas story and because he likes all the animals in it. He loves turning the pages along to the CD.
Favourite part: Flies a’feasting.
Title: An Aussie Night Before Christmas
Author: Yvonne Morrison
Illustrator: Kilmeny Niland
What it’s about: An Australian version of the classic Christmas poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ complete with a ute pulled by kangaroos.
Why I liked it: This is one of my all time favourite Christmas books. I love Aussie versions of classic Christmas songs and stories as they’re so relatable to me as an Australian. I love the use of familiar Aussie jargon and Aussie culture. On top of that, it’s very clever and funny in the way it’s written.
Favourite part: When Santa calls the kangaroos by name:
“‘Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty!
Now, Shazza and Shane!
On, Kipper! On, Skipper!
On, Bazza and Wayne!”