Based on the TV series, 'Peppa Pig, Peppa Pig' this is a lovely board book, from Ladybird/2011 and represents great value for money, in my opinion.
It measures in around 17.5 cm square and has colourful, durable covers. On thick shiny cardboard pages with rounded edges the story spans 16 pages altogether including the inside covers.
From the back cover:
* 'Ho, ho, ho! It's Christmas Eve and Peppa and George are waiting for their best Christmas present ever......'
Beautifully illustrated throughout this is the most popular book in the reading corner for our youngest as we also approach that time of year (at the time of writing!)
Set out in double-page spread format, there is a full page illustration on the right hand page and a few short sentences in a good sized text on a different coloured background on the other.
An additional feature is the little picture in the bottom left hand corner of the text page,which is something relevant to the story - sometimes from the previous page - and adds a further dimension for the more observant.
The first pages show the four friends at the post box in the snow, accompanied by the text:
* 'It is Christmas Eve. Peppa, George and their friends are posting letters to Father Christmas. "I can't wait to see what Father Christmas brings us all," cries Peppa. Everyone is very excited.......'
Then it is time to fetch the tree, decorate, leave out a snack and wait for Father Christmas......but it is all a bit more tricky than you might think and usually ends up in fits of giggles!
Lovely little story, which is easy to narrate and emphasise in places, whilst lingering over the odd more tricky word such as 'definitely'!
There is also the opportunity to discuss the pictures including simple counting, colour identification and facial expressions!