‘The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel,’ by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tony Neal.

Sometimes, the simple pleasures of Christmas can get lost amongst the flashing lights and tinsel of a modern Christmas. This joyful feel-good book helps readers pause and look around them.


Bear is just settling down in front of a warm fire to read his book when he hears a loud tooting from outside. Upon opening his door, Bear discovers a very excited little frog, clutching a map and his suitcase. Frog is delighted to have arrived at what he thinks is The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel. Unfortunately, Frog has his map upside-down.

Seeing the little frog’s disappointment, Bear decides to show him the real magic of Christmas. He may not have a singing tree or a supersonic sleigh ride but he does have plenty of things which are a lot more special…


A delight to read aloud with bouncy, heart-warming text and illustrations full of character and charm. This story’s message of compassion kindness is sure to make it a Christmas favourite.

To hear Tracey talk about this, and her other, festive books, take a listen to the first festive episode of the Library Girl and Book Boy podcast – our now on all good podcast platforms.

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*Thank you to Little Tiger Group for sending me this title to review*

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