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Initial post: 30 Sep 2009 20:47:04 BDT
Book Queen says:
Looking for suggestions for Christmas themed booked for two to three year olds

Posted on 1 Oct 2009 11:51:21 BDT
J. Baxter says:
There are some fabulous books out there for Christmas!
Dorling Kindersley have one called The Story of Christmas. It is a very simple telling of the Nativity Story. There is a more traditionally told version by "Walker" books - simply called The Nativity. That one uses more old-fashioned langauge!
Jesus' Christmas Party by Nicholas Allen is fabulous - and unusual!!
I have lots of others to suggest - but they are perhaps more suitable for a slightly older child - though some are centred round animals, which really appealed to my children when they were smaller.
How about:
Father Christmas and the Donkey by Elizabeth Clark
A Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith - centres on the donkey which carries Mary to Bethlehem
The Christmas Bear by H and B Stickland - focuses on Father Christmas
The Witness by Robert Westall and Cat in the Manger by Michael Foreman - both a cat's eye view!
My favourite - though it is SO sad, and suitable really intened for older children - is "The Greatest Gift the story of the Other Wise Man" by Susan Summers. It is lovely - but I don't think I have ever read it without shedding a tear!!!
Hope that will give you some ideas of things to look for! I would definitely suggest browsing in a "real" book shop if at all possible - so that you can see exactly what you are getting and whether it is what you are looking for! Best of luck!

Posted on 1 Oct 2009 18:19:00 BDT
Cat Kins says:
I'm a pre-school teacher and our children really enjoy Eric Hill's Spot's First Christmas and the Dorling Kindersley Nativity Story mentioned above.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2009 00:00:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Oct 2009 00:01:00 BDT
LEP says:
Try this lovely book, told from the point of view of the camels who carried the 3 wise men to the baby Jesus. (A mommy camel telling her baby about Christmas)

Hababy's Christmas Eve by Jamie and Joy Farr

Posted on 2 Oct 2009 13:42:49 BDT
C. Rucroft says:
What about Tickly Christmas, Wibbly Pig by Mick Inkpen. Great stories and great illustrations. There are loads in the series, if you get into them x

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2009 15:45:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2009 15:46:48 BDT
Mallory Jack says:
My two year old enjoyed a simplified, 'touch and feel' version of 'The Snowman' last year. I should stress that the story finishes before the snowman meets his sad end, so no need to worry about traumatising the little ones!
The Snowman: Touch and Feel Book

Posted on 10 Oct 2009 12:50:51 BDT
M. Burgess says:
Where Teddy Bears Come from

(yes, blatant self-promotion!)
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