Friday Pick{ture Book}: When I Dream of Christmas

When I Dream of Christmas: Oakley Graham (Top That! Publishing, 2012)

When I Dream of Christmas: Oakley Graham
(Top That! Publishing, 2012)

I know, it’s still October and you’re only just starting to think Halloween thoughts but even though there’s still 66 days until Christmas; there’s 6 weeks until 1st December and the Advent countdown which this book would be perfect for! Also I tend to collect for Christmas early so I can completely avoid shopping in November/December 😉

Each double page of When I Dream of Christmas consists of a gorgeous Christmas image on the right and simple humour-filled text on the left. I especially love that the main text font is an easy to read font (i.e. the ‘a’ is a circle with a tail rather than the more complicated print ‘a’; ‘b/’d’/’p’/’q’ are easily differentiated; capital ‘I’ and lower-case ‘l’ easily differentiated etc) which works well for handwriting practice too. MG loves to copy text from books to practice her handwriting.

A Bright Star

*apologies for quality of picture, lighting not good enough*

There are so many pages of this book that I want to share, it’s hard to choose a favourite! The descriptions make me smile as we read through the book, and MG and DG love all the different Christmassy items as well as the glittery cover. We are feeling quite festive already, but I’m putting the book away until December now!

Always hang out a stocking for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. Never hang out dirty socks as this is considered quite rude and can make your presents smell like cheese.

With twenty-seven double page spreads, this is a very substantial book that is still easy to read all the way through to children but also can be dipped in and out of one page at a time. It covers both secular and Christian elements of Christmas and I think will appeal to all religious backgrounds who want a humourous and not-particularly-factual coverage of the festive season!

Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of When I Dream of Christmas by Top That! Publishing for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.

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One response to “Friday Pick{ture Book}: When I Dream of Christmas

  1. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas in my opinion! The excitement of Christmas is one of the delights of having small children! We have a small collection of Christmas books to get out in December and I look forward to growing this over the years – this looks like it would be a lovely addition as it seems to feature lots of different elements of Christmas so it’s a bit different to the Christmassy story books.
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