The End of Advent

December 23 and 24..the end of a wonderful advent!

What an advent it has been! 75 books given in our house….not including those on Christmas Day or the book tokens to be spent in the new year.

We love books in our house and this has been so much fun.

The last 6 books in our advent were…

We have had some favourites return from previous years and the children love to see them back in the house.  The new books are already becoming firm favourites and I seem to be constantly adding to our collection… shelves are bursting at the seams…..

I am a planner by nature and am already thinking of ways to make next year’s advent slightly different.  It may be a scavenger hunt or a trivia quiz….it may be a shared advent with a few books wrapped together for us all to open.  I continue to search for and think of creative ways to keep advent fun and full of the Christmas spirit.

We did have some lovely book post this December and one of the best books I have ever seen arrived a few days before Christmas.  It is this beauty and I highly recommend everyone to have this on their shelves, whether at home or school. It is stunning.

When we first saw this larger than life book, we were just staring at the beauty of the art work on the front cover. When we opened it there were gasps of delight.  This goes above and beyond your simple lift the flap book.  It has flaps inside flaps, it has pull strings, moveable clothes, and items to pull out of the book.  I won’t give away too much more as it needs to be seen to be enjoyed.  My 7yo took to carrying it around with her for days, discovering new and hidden secrets in each character.
It is a wondrous book.  It would be brilliant for fairy tale topics in primary school, especially those looking at the “baddies”.

I am now planning blog posts for the new year and hope to increase my readership!
Happy New Year!

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