Christmas Advent – Day 11 ‘The Most Wonderful Gift in the World,’ by Mark Sperring, illustrated by Lucy Fleming.

Sometimes it’s nice to read a Christmas book which reflects on the meaning of Christmas beyond flashy lights, Santa and baubles. This heart-warming story is one of those…

It’s Christmas morning. Esme and Bear have opened all their present except for one last red-wrapped gift hidden beneath the tree. When they read the gift tag, they are very surprised to find that the present isn’t actually for either of them. It’s for Little Bunny Boo-Boo – there has obviously been a mistake.

When Esme and Bear set out to follow the signs to Little Bunny’s house, the path is much more difficult than they had ever imagined. But at the end of it, they discover the true meaning of Christmas. And it’s not new toys or piles of presents…

This story is a soft glowing tale of friendship and the meaning of Christmas beyond material goods. It could open up some interesting conversations with children about how they could spread the message of friendship and caring this year in their own communities. A lovely book for children aged 3+.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Little Tiger Press for sending me this title to review*

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