Two more Christmas favourites.
By Judith Kerr
Another delightful Mog story from Judith Kerr. Mog is very disconcerted by the disruption of household routines caused by preparations for Christmas and retreats to the roof. A walking, talking tree is the last straw for her and she takes refuge on the roof and refuses to come down. In the end she returns with and unexpected bump. Poignant and funny.
Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers
By Lynley Dodd
I’m a great fan of Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary series. All great stories which play with words and rhymes. Slinky Malinki started as a minor character in Hairy Maclary stories but has now been promoted to having whole books of his own.
Slinky Malinki watches the Christmas tree being decorated and as you would expect he disrupts the proceedings as only he can. “Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, crept from the shadows to climb up the tree.” Very funny.
Both simple stories that revolve around the family home familiar to most children. Children love them!