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Saturday 11 December 2010

Review: Paper Angels

I'm just not sure this book could be any prettier. This is a unique and gorgeous Christmas book that has 'gift' written all over it - yes, even for paper-addicted adults like me!

Emma Calder has designed a visually-striking book in Paper Angels, which follows the story of a group of papery angels who argue over whose turn it is at the top of the Christmas tree.

Carol has the most beautiful eyes, Snowflake has a frock to die for, Robin can balance the best... but what about poor old scruffy, plain-and-white angel? Can the gorgeous angels transform her into something stunning for the top of the tree?

Just wait til the family emerges from slumber on Christmas morning to see the new angel - perched like magic at the tippety-top of the tree.

But the best thing of all is that kids can make their own papery angels at the end of the story - with a collection of six gorgeous cut-outs (methinks photocopying and cutting would be best...) to create at home.

Clever, very pretty and a sweet story to follow along before the crafting commences!

Title: Paper Angels
Author/Illustrator: Emma Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $18.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2010
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781408805084
For ages: 5 - 10
Type: Picture book

This book is available online