Countdown To Christmas
Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Pippa Curnick
Team Guillain present a jolly rhyming tale of a bear that creates a Christmas game with a final surprise for all his animal friends.
Everyone is eager to participate in his enterprise but after a few turns yielding uninspiring prizes the forest creatures begin to lose their initial enthusiasm.
Mouse however is keen to carry on.
Then, on day 14 she falls ill and is confined to bed for several days, fearful that she’ll miss her turn in the game.
When the last day comes and she still hasn’t had that turn, she’s convinced that she’s been forgotten altogether.
Consequently it’s a very tearful little rodent that hears Bear call her name. He hands Mouse a large wrapped-up box instructing her to open it and accompany him to discover the promised surprise: what could it possibly be?
Pippa Curnick’s illustrations are simply terrific – brilliantly expressive and funny. There’s even a festive calendar attached to the back cover so readers can join the characters in the Christmas countdown.