Children loved this book. Illustrations are a delight. It's well made but not too heavy for little ones to hold and look at the pictures. Great fun was had finding where the different presents were on all the pages. Highly recommend.
My son has been asking for this since October (it's nearly December now), after enjoying it last Christmas. He's thrilled to see it again.
We loved it last year and at nearly three, he almost had the whole thing memorised by January.
The famous song is here reproduced faithfully bu t its the story of the illustrations that makes it such a winner. A man in love watches from a distance as his Christmas gifts are delivered to the lady he admires. He may even pluck up the courage to face her before the end of the festive season...
On each page you can try and spot elements from previous days, enjoy the quite lovely pictures for themselves and see a few funny scenes (cat eyeing up the birds, swans in the bath!)
We always sing this, so you turn pages quite quickly, though this is a book that benefits from repeated viewings and relishing.
If you buy this for Christmas, you'll be getting it out every year.
I bought this book for my two girls (5 and 3 years old) and they absolutely love it. We are having lots of fun learning the song and making up actions to go with it. It's a totally classic Christmas song which they will learn & remember all their lives, just like me! And Jane Ray's spectacular illustrations make it all such a pleasure. We have all Jane Ray's books, she's created absolute gems. Totally recommend.