Thursday, 24 December 2015

Festive reads from Walker Books - Part 1

Festive reads from 
Walker Books

Part 1

Jingle Bells
Written by James Lord Pierpont
Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

Walker Books have released a stocking filler sized edition of the Christmas song - Jingle Bells. It's a beautiful cut-paper edition with silhouette illustrations and a stunning pop-up finale.

Recommended for ages 5+ but really this would make a lovely stocking filler for older children and adults alike. With a golden border on the front cover, it has a lovely magical feeling. This is a beautiful edition and a little something to treasure for ever! Available in all good book shops and online here.

The Night Before Christmas
Written by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

Niroot Puttapipat has illustrated another Christmas classic, The Night Before Christmas. This is another mini edition, with silhouette illustrations and a lovely  pop-up finale. 

I love the grand, festive house and being able to peer through the windows to catch glimpses of Santa, it's well thought out and the finale scene is just magical. These small editions would make a lovely gift for anyone. Available in all good books shops and online here

The First NOEL

By Jan Pienkowski

I recently received this Christmas carousel from Walker Books and though it was published in 2004, it is such a beautiful book that would make a lovely gift for any age, though maybe not for little fingers. This stunning Christmas carousel tells a brief story of the Nativity in just five stunning and exquisite cut-out silhouettes and words from the King James Bible.

With ribbon on the covers, it can be tied once fully open and the covers pulled back. When I first opened this, I thought it would make a lovely centre piece which I still might do for later today and tomorrow. Definitely something to come out each year - a true little treasure. 

It works so well with the layered, white silhouettes against the red background. With a ribbon at the top, this is a special book that needs to be on display, it would suit a table or even hung. The First Noël can still be bought online.

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