At Adventures of Adam we love books. Christmas gives us an opportunity to delve into festive stories so we were excited to get our hands on a newly published book. Twenty Four Days To Christmas by Fred Arthur and illustrated by Paul Winward is a paperback book available from 10th November.
The story follows Poppy who is in agony. It is December 1st and she is bursting with Christmas excitement. However, she is driving her parents crazy. She has no idea what she can do with herself for the next long 24 days. So her parents sit down together and create a daily Christmas themed activity.
They want to make each day a memorable one. From a steam train ride, to watching a nativity play, to ice skating and baking – Poppy certainly has an action packed 24 days. On day 25 Poppy reflects upon her previous month:
“She thought of her adventures over 24 days past,
Of the people and the places that had made them go so fast,
And how that was because of what her family had done,
And she hugged her Mum and Dad and said
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!”
We found Twenty Four Days To Christmas to be a very lengthy book for Adam’s age range. Although the book can be enjoyed by older children in one sitting, I think it is best experienced like an advent calendar. Each night throughout the first 24 days of December Adam and I will read one section of the book together.
As so much is packed into Twenty Four Days To Christmas I believe Adam will gain something new from each reading. As a result I can see Adam enjoying the book year after year.
Our copy of Twenty Four Days To Christmas has been included in our Christmas Book Advent Calendar. Take a look at our Snowman shaped book advent!
It will be the first book that Adam opens on December 1st so that we can enjoy the story together each evening.
Twenty Four Days To Christmas is available from Amazon.
Disclaimer: We were given the Twenty Four Days To Christmas Book to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.