Halloween is over so I’m now declaring that we’re officially allowed to start talking about Christmas – one of my favourite times of the year. Despite the kids singing Jingle Bells since before Little Miss C’s birthday in June, I kid you not, I’m actually really excited about this year. At three years old Master C really seems to get it this year, and I’m really looking forward to seeing him getting caught up in all the magic that goes with Christmas.
It’s a few weeks now since Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas arrived through my letter box, but I was thrilled to see it as we are huge huge Sue Hendra fans in this house. We’ve reviewed so many of her books here on the blog (I Need a Wee, Dragon Jelly, Spider Sandwiches, Doug the Bug who went Boing, Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat and Supertato) and they are ones that the kids go back to time and time again. Little Miss C has also recently started reading them to her brother too, which I find adorably cute.
This time Norman the Slug is back, and he thinks he must have found himself on Father Christmas’ good list when a huge sack of Christmas presents lands right next to his stocking. But as he starts unwrapping them all he suddenly spots a label and realises that the presents weren’t for him after all. They must have failed off Father Christmas’ sleigh.
Norman realises that he needs to get all these presents to the family that they were supposed to be for, and quickly. After all what’s Christmas without presents?
This is just a lovely, lovely book, perfect for children like Master C who are just really getting caught up in all the excitement of Christmas for the first time. As you’d expect, there is a happy ending and brilliant illustrations along the way, and lots of fun and laughs in getting there. Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas is perfect to share with your little ones in the run up to December 25th, and would also be brilliant to include in a set of Advent books (one book each day of Advent rather than a traditional Advent calendar) which I know many parents do these days.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links – mortgage to pay, kids to feed, growing children’s book habit to fund…