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The Empty Stocking Kindle Edition
|Length: 48 pages||Age Level: 3 - 6|
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Top customer reviews
It is magical. It tells the story of Sam and Charlie, twins who are looking forward to Christmas and Santa delivering lots of presents. But Charlie has been particularly revolting this year so is very worried that actually there will be an empty stocking on Christmas morning.
There might have been had Santa not made a massive blunder. I won't tell you what happens as it will spoil the surprise but a great way of discussing right and wrong with littlies.
Brilliantly written with gorgeous illustrations this book is lovely.
But then did we expect anything else from Mr Curtis?!
It has to be said, my expectations were pretty high as I love everything Richard Curtis writes, but I'm delighted to say that I wasn't disappointed.
The story is both touching and funny (I won't spoil it by telling you what happens!) and the illustrations are beautiful.
At 10 months old, my nephew will probably struggle to grasp the finer points of the plot, but I'm positive it will be a story he enjoys for many years to come.
As an adult, you can probably guess exactly what's happened, but Harry didn't have a clue about what was coming for poor Sam and Charlie. As the story went on, I could see Harry's face starting to drop as he realised what was going on, and I liked that it draws out the emotions in children, and perhaps makes them think about their own behaviour as well! When we talked it through afterwards, he could explain what had gone on, why it had happened and I can see that Curtis has targeted this book perfectly for its age group. Harry knew that it was Charlie's behaviour that was the consequence of what Santa did, but he also recognised the good in her later actions too, and I think the story has a fantastic moral to it. It also goes to show how we judge too quickly, and even I was surprised at the twist with Charlie at the end.
As I mentioned, the illustrations in the book were perfect for it, and they are just as important to the book as the words, without a doubt. Cobb has really got into the heart of the characters, and they really come to life on the pages.Read more ›
It's that festive and feel good.
Warm, witty and with a glow about it that makes you want to cover it in cinnamon and devour it - this Curtis dude has the makings of a very decent writer.
As you would expect from Richard Curtis, this book is an utter delight. From those munched hedges on Christmas morning, to his perfectly captured picture of family life, he weaves an utterly magical story. Santa, though, makes a mistake and this causes a change of heart in more than one person.
This is a picture book for older children. My niece, who is five and my eight year old daughter, were utterly entranced. I think it is perfect for 4+ and, possibly, will be loved by adults reading it aloud as much as by the children they are reading it to. A really lovely story; clever, thought provoking and heart warming.
Most recent customer reviews
A lovely story about making the right choices, and it never being too late to put things right. Written in a very appealing style with charming illustrations. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Erose67
Nice, a bit tricky for my 3 year old to get the idea of two identical twins though.Published 17 months ago by Julia
Sure to be a well loved favourite every year the illustrations and story are both charming and good fun 3 year old and 6 year old loved thisPublished 18 months ago by Rachel C
Cute story. My year 2 children hung on every word and you could see the emotion on their faces! Good introduction to the festive season and the need for good behaviour lol. Read morePublished 19 months ago by billywade
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