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Saturday 14 December 2013

Review: We Wish You a Ripper Christmas

Colin Buchanan, king of the musical book, is back with this Aussie rendition of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Featuring Roland Harvey's brilliant, lolloping illustrations, in his inherently gorgeous, Australian-without-schmaltz style, we meet a wombat Santa and his Australian animal believers, awaiting their bounty from the sleigh, pulled--of course--by flying kangaroos.

Alas, Santa loses his Good Girl/Good Boy list and without it--there's no way a single stocking will get stuffed. Can he find it before Christmas Eve ticks over to Christmas Day?

This is a great book to read Christmas Eve and to sing along to on Christmas Day when everyone is full of food and jolly. It's bound to curl a smile or two.

A full-bore ripper Christmas is absolutely assured in this fun romp--with a bonus snappy new year--and rather cute, snappy ending. Deadset.

Title: We Wish You a Ripper Christmas
Author: Colin Buchanan
Illustrator: Roland Harvey
Publisher: Scholastic, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 October 2013
Format: Hard cover with CD
ISBN: 9781742837239
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book, CD