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I’m so excited to feature two fabulous books on the blog today! Santa’s Wish and The Christmas Next Door From Owlet Press are two very beautiful and inspiring books.
Book Reviews: Santa’s Wish and The Christmas Next Door From Owlet Press
At Christmas we tend to dig out all of our Christmas books and read them over and over in the build up to the big day. We are so excited to have two more added to the collection, and what wonderful books they are…
Santa’s Wish is written by Samuel Langley-Swain and illustrated by Anastasija Pudane. The illustrations are absolutely mesmerising and it’s a joy to read. The story is told through rhyme and we learn all about a little family’s traditions during Christmas. The children stay up late and end up going on a trip with Santa to the North Pole. The magic happens when Santa tells them how he’ll never forget their letters because he’s never been asked what he wants for Christmas before (cue me sobbing into the book!). Then it gets even more emotional when Santa reveals all he wants is joy and happiness for the world (yet more sobbing…).
The children discover how love is the key to giving and well, this book just about broke my heart…
As for The Christmas Next Door (written by T.A Creaser & Samuel Langley-Swain and illustrated by Christine Cuddihy), I will admit straight away that this book also made me cry! Once again written in rhyme, the story follows a family at Christmas and the arrival of their grandad.
With the highs and lows of Christmas, the family squabble and feel sad, but their grandad soon reminds them of what Christmas is all about with a very special gift of his own.
Yes, you guessed it, I cried reading this one too!
Both books are so emotional and heartwarming, it’s hard not to love them. I would definitely recommend them as Christmas gifts or stocking fillers depending on your budget. They’re simply magical…
I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of Santa’s Wish and The Christmas Next Door From Owlet Press.