After a busy afternoon at the church fair, then home for supper, bath and Strictly, we only had time for one story this evening. I didn’t manage to find any Christmas books at the fair, but I do have a little stash of new ones. I knew that The Very Snowy Christmas would appeal to my children, who are eagerly awaiting the snow now it is Winter, and are asking me to check the weather forecast every day.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Big Mouse and Little Mouse are decorating their Christmas tree. Little Mouse goes out to look for some holly, but just as he finds some, soft white flakes start falling from the sky. “Goodness me!” he says. “The sky is coming undone!” As he set off home, strange things start to happen. A Mouse Ness Monster looks up at him from the water, the footprints of an Invisible Monster follow him, and in his own garden there is a huge White Mouse. Luckily Big Mouse is there to explain all the mysteries, and in the end he discovers that “Snow is Magic!”
We all liked this book, from its glittery cover to its warm and comforting ending. It’s a lovely addition to our collection of Christmas stories, though I’m afraid it is only adding to the children’s expectation that it will snow on Christmas Eve if not sooner!