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Thursday 16 December 2010

Review: The Christmas Book

Oh hurrah. The real story of Christmas. And you don't need to be a Christian to appreciate it or enjoy it. Whatever your religious incarnation, it's just so nice to see it there - written out - as is - the original deal.

Originally published in 1964, this gorgeous, classic book has been reissued by Hardie Grant Egmont - and beautifully so.

With Bruna's iconic illustrations on the right hand pages and text on white verso pages, this book is just scrumptious for its colour, its simplicty, its heart. From the shepherds herding their sheep to the angel and the star over the stable, this goosetingling book is a priceless addition to your family's Christmas book collection.

Classic, retro literature at its best.

Title: The Christmas Book
Author/Illustrator: Dick Bruna
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, A$19.95
Publication Date: 2 November 2009
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921288814
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

This book is available online