Pookie Believes in Santa Claus
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I was given this book as a child and loved it. It is beautifully illustrated and is every thing that Christmas should be; snow, Santa Claus, spicy foods and lots of excitement. I have since bought it for my daughter and have read it every night as Christmas approaches.
"Pookie" is the star, and his cute face and ears are special.The lovingly written stories, colourful pictures and cuddly faces are sheer joy!
The books take us back to a time of whimsy, belief and utter beauty.
What a treat to walk down " memory lane" in the innocent old days, far from today!
"Pookie" - little white rabbit with wings..wonderful..
Ivy L. Wallace is a marvellous author-illustrator, leaving aside her other, now neglected, work as an author of full-length children's novels.
Her "Pookie", and "Pookie Puts the World Right" are amongst the best picture-story books ever written.
By comparison, "Pookie Believes in Santa Claus" is almost as good, but arguably not in the same top quality.
What is it about?
"Pookie Believes in Santa Claus" tells another story of Pookie, the little rabbit who has been born, through some happy accident of magic, with wings, even though no other rabbits, in his own family, or elsewhere, can fly.
Having been forced to leave his own home (in "Pookie"), to seek his fortune, Pookie now lives with Belinda, the kind daughter of a wood-cutter.
Pookie's woodland world is a gentle fantasy blend of Arthur Rackham-like elves and goblins in an almost idyllic forest world, among wood-folk such as rabbits, mice, squirrels, moles and owls -- think of Beatrix Potter's animals or Allison Uttley's wonderful "Little Grey Rabbit" picture-story books -- as well as elves, goblins, pixies and similar creatures of fairytale.
In "Pookie Believes in Santa Claus", the story opens a few days before Christmas.
Pookie is puzzled. He HEARS everyone talking about Santa Claus, and the wonderful presents Santa Claus brought in earlier years. But he SAW Belinda's father secretly putting Belinda's sturdy new shoes beside her bed on the previous Christmas Eve, and he KNOWS Belinda secretly made his own Christmas present of red trousers: and so on.
When Pookie discusses this with his woodland friends, naturally no one has SEEN Santa Claus, and the best any of them can say is that they HOPE there is a real Santa Claus.Read more ›
favourite story. I never forgot Pookie and although I asked in Book Stores was never able to acquire a copy. Then several
years ago my son got me a copy from Amazon and unlike many memories, the magic was still there. I loved it then and I do now. I think every child should read this beautiful story. I now have a little granddaughter and can't wait to tell her this enchanting
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have been a Pookie fan since I was a young child. Still charming with lovely illustrations despite being 70 years oldPublished 10 months ago by jw
I bought this as a birthday present for my mother who always loved Pookie when she was little, but only had about two of the books -- I can't wait to give it to her, as I know... Read morePublished on 1 Jun. 2014 by Tabitha
my good lady remembers this book from a child so i just brought it as a little back up and she loved itPublished on 13 Feb. 2013 by Mr. M. P. Condon