Book Reviews

#12ReviewsOfXmas #Day12 #BookReviw #ChildrensBook One Christmas Wish By Katherine Rundell, Emily Sutton (Illustrator)

Hello again, Book Dragons! Today is the last review of 12 Reviews Of Xmas. I hope these children’s books took you down memory lane or maybe caught your eye for your little ones (if you have them). I enjoy reading children’s books, they are very different from the ones I used to read when I was little, so I am kind of rediscovering them. With this last review, I would like to wish you all Merry Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate it, Happy Holidays! I will be back with the last reviews of book subscription boxes as well as my favourite reads this year. Laters! 😉

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
ISBN13: 978-1526603678
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Release date: 03 10 2019
Price*: Kindle £4.53 (GBP)/  Paperback £6.99 (GBP)
Kindle $10.99 (USD)/ Paperback $16.75 (USD)
Pages: ~ 64
My rating: It was OK.
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Bookshop.org
What I learned from this book: Be careful what you wish for.

Description of the book: It’s Christmas Eve and Theo – left at home with a babysitter – sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc .

How this book made me feel: I bought this book purely because of the cover, the hardback has a stunning cover under the dust jacket. 😉 And also I am an absolute sucker for great illustrations, and this book has plenty of those. 🙂

The protagonist of his story is Theo, he is left alone on Christmas Eve because his parents were working. Theo seems like a sweet child, but he feels very lonely. So, he asks a shooting star for some company, and three old decorations come back to life.

For some reason, I thought this book would be about Theo and his wishes, but I was surprised that the decorations were making wishes and Theo was kind of delivering them. The narrative is quite sweet, but the delivery of the story was a little gappy and it did not flow as smooth as I was expecting it to. The book is very easily readable and the illustrations are absolutely divine. The ending was very sweet, but there was something missing, it didn’t really leave me satisfied.

It is quite a short book, so a detailed review would leave nothing left to enjoy. So, to conclude, it is sad but at the same time adorable story filled with adventures and many wishes. I am quite sure that this story would be perfect for Christmas Eve reading, it could even be a little tradition. 🙂 I hope you will give it a go and will find it enjoyable. 🙂

Thank you for your time! ❤

About the author: Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children’s novels and has won the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize amongst many others. Katherine spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and occasionally goes climbing on the rooftops late at night. Katherine will be a World Book Day author for 2021.

Instagram: @katherine.rundell / Facebook: @katherine.rundell

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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