Having decided at the last minute to read a Christmas book a day in Advent, I was pleased to receive some more review books in the post this morning. If I decide to do this again next year, maybe I’ll be more organised and contact some publishers in advance with my plan, but for now winging it seems to be working okay! The book we chose for today was Mr Men: The Christmas Tree.
Mr Men: the Christmas Tree, Egmont, paperback, £2.99
It is Christmas Eve and Mr Forgetful has forgotten to buy himself a Christmas tree. He sets off through the snow, into the forest, to cut one down instead. However he gets lost and it is getting dark and cold. In desperation, he cries for help. “And as luck would have it, help was at hand.”
This is a funny story, written by Adam Hargreaves, based on the original concept by Roger Hargreaves. The children liked it and they laughed out loud at several points. I enjoy reading Mr Men books with them because it reminds me of my childhood, even though there are far more stories now.
After reading the story, the children drew some pictures of Mr Forgetful.
This led on to reading our new Mr Men magazine and completing some of the activities.
All the children enjoyed the book – it appeals to a wide age range – and it is a good addition to our Christmas story collection.
We received a copy of this book to review.