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Sunday 16 December 2012

Review: Zoe's Christmas List

It's time to write a letter to Santa and Zoe is leaving nothing to chance. There's only one thing she wants on her Santa list - and that's Kylie Kurtz - doll extraordinaire.

In order to truly rooly facilitate the deliverance of this letter, Zoe decides it's wise to head to the North Pole to ensure Santa receives said wish.

On the way to The Pole, Zoe and Bean collect a wee polar bear who soon waylays her original intent, and instead teaches Zoe about the true meaning of Christmas - that of love and togetherness.

This is a sweet story with typically striking illustrations Mick Inkpen is renowned for - soft and pastelly sweet and a delight to the eye. There is even a triple fold-out page kids will love.

Now, with just a little more than a week till D-Day - excuse me while I write up my letter to Santa. If only I could travel to the North Pole like Zoe and Bean - but if I can't, a Kylie Kurtz doll might just be a nice consolation.

Title: Zoe's Christmas List
Author/Illustrator: Chloe & Mick Inkpen
Publisher: Macmillan, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date:  27 September 2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780330544054
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book