It’s without a doubt that Scotton’s work is utterly eye-entrancing, but even so, it’s the addition of adorable characters, the humour and the beautifully-penned storyline that combine create such lust-worthy books. Russell’s Christmas Magic is no exception.
Santa has crash-landed in Firefly Wood. His sleigh is broke and it’s looking like Christmas might have to be cancelled. Dire straights indeed. Until Russell comes up with a brilliant idea.
Unearthing an old car chassis, he sets to work with his whiz bang tool chest – and creates a phantasmagorical gift-toting vehicle . . . thanks to a little bit of Christmas magic.
This is a timeless and beautiful book, with delectable detail (the frog making snow angels is my favourite), a heartfelt storyline, and truly heart-palpitating imagery. The perfect Christmas Eve read.
Title: Russell’s Christmas Magic
Author/Illustrator: Rob Scotton
Publisher: HarperCollins, $23.95 RRP
Publication Date: October 2007
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book