Way back in late August, Mandie and I had the daft idea of reading a bunch of Christmas books and reviewing them all throughout November. We would concentrate on stocking fillers for children, cosy christmas for the romantics in the room and, my personal favourite, the nightmare before Christmas, crime and thriller books with a Christmas theme. Seemed like a good idea back then but as neither of us actually likes Christmas, we probably should have known better… Still, here is the first of Mandie’s reviews, Merry Christmas Little Hoo by Brenda Ponnay.
The Official Book Blurb
It’s Christmas Eve and Little Hoo should be sleeping. But there are so many interesting noises! Are there reindeer on the roof and elves in the kitchen? Join your favorite owl and find out in this Christmas story that will make December bedtime more fun for toddlers, preschoolers and even big kids who can’t help but believe in Christmas magic.
Merry Christmas, Little Hoo! Is a charming book about a small owl that instead of going to sleep is more interested in the noises going on around him… a sentiment that any parent of a small child can relate to. With it being Christmas everything he hears must be Santa, after all why wouldn’t it be?
Although it is a short story there is the opportunity to get the children involved in making the noises Little Hoo hears and getting them to guess what they think they might be. It is also a good book to encourage them to start reading for themselves.
Overall this is a great read for young children, which will encourage them to question things that they hear and to use their imaginations.
My thanks to Netgalley and Xist Publishing for the copy of this book for review. It is available now from the following retailers: