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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Children's Book Review: Katies London Christmas by James Mayhew

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from iPg, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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I have a new Christmas picture book to add to your annual holiday reading!

This one is special, as it takes place in London-
it's like a little travelogue to instill the beauty of London during the holiday season
in your child!

Katies London Christmas cover


Katie  and her brother Jack to help him deliver presents to all of the houses in London. The trio soars above cherished landmarks like Big Ben,Trafalgar Square and the London Eye and silently stack presents for slumbering households. When they reach their final stop at Buckingham Palace, Santa’s sneeze causes the queen’s corgis to stir—threatening to wake everyone in the castle!

Katies London Christmas sample 1


This book is aimed at kids up to five, but Miss Grace greatly enjoyed reading about what happens in London during the holiday season, and how Santa enlisted Katie and Jack in his deliveries, and how he was fighting a cold. She giggled when they visited the most famous residence in London and the gifts that Santa handed out. The end is very nice as well!

This is a lovely book, and the illustrations are sure to inspire a love of all things holiday in your child. I was thrilled to find out that there are actually 25 years worth of Katie books! Who knew? James has been writing stories about Katie traveling and sharing her love of art with a whole generation! James is one of our favorite authors- Miss Grace adored his Who Wants a Dragon Book, and I think we read it for about 8 months straight! 

 Katie’s London Christmas is the perfect bedtime read this holiday season for your family too!

Katies London Christmas sample 2

About the Author / Illustrator:

James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun way to introduce your child to another country. This looks like a great book.


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