....and I am really looking forward to Christmas coming to our youngest reading corner this year.
Ladybird's chunky Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas Wish
measures in around 17.5 cm square x 1.5 cm deep, has a durable spine and nicely rounded edges to the thick board pages.
Representing great value for money, in my opinion, there are 16 pages of story altogether starting straight away on the inner cover page and it is Christmas Eve. The 'Christmas Elf Train' is packed as all go on an exciting trip at the start of the Christmas countdown, and it is VERY hard to contain the excitement with 7 quality boards to turn.
The text is a good size, varying at times or in italics/bolder for emphasis. It is a generally happy story as Peppa and her family go on to prepare for and spend Christmas with Granny & Grandpa Pig with just a hint of uncertainty that Santa will know where they are!
There is also a smidgen of sadness, which is quickly reversed as a little omission is rectified in a BIG way!
Aside from the story, the atmospheric illustrations throughout offer lots to talk about with the usual 'what else can you see' options as well as basic counting exercises, the weather, colours and the simple but meaningful facial expressions.
Without giving too much away, an example of the text:
"Ho! Ho! Ho!" chuckles Father Christmas.
"I hope you've all been good!"
with 'good' italicised for emphasis!
I simply love it, along with Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas
which quickly sold out and was very hard to find last Christmas.