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Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman

Parents and children will identify with Ted’s excitement and his constant question ‘Is it Christmas yet?’ This beautifully illustrated story perfectly captures the excitement and anticipation of the festive season for small children and the preparations that are involved.

The Story: Ted cannot wait for Christmas and he offers to help Big Bear with present wrapping and looking for the perfect tree. The tree that they find is too big and as they try to get it into the house it gets broken. Luckily they fix everything in time for them to enjoy Christmas.

Ted’s excitement and impatience are brilliantly portrayed through both text and pictures. He constantly shadows Big Bear with his questions and problems arise when he tries to help in scenarios that will be all too familiar to parents! The tree causes big drama and I love the picture of Ted lying with his paws over his eyes when it snaps and it seems that they won’t have a tree.

Big Bear and Ted are gorgeous cuddly bears and their emotions are brilliantly portrayed in the illustrations. I love Big Bear’s expression when Ted ‘helps’ with present wrapping and there is such joy on their faces when Christmas Day finally arrives. Many traditional elements of Christmas are shown in the pictures – cards, presents, a cake and a lopsided tree that is overloaded with decorations!

Is It Christmas Yet? is a wonderful story to read during December and leaves you with a warm, festive feeling inside. We have a copy of the board book which is sturdy and perfect for the littlest readers to enjoy but there is also a paperback version.

Age Range: 2 +

Author / Illustrator: Jane Chapman

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending us Is It Christmas Yet? We love it and think that parents will relate to it as much as their children!

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26 responses to “Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman”


  1. Sharon Powell avatar

    This sounds like a lovely book! x #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a lovely book for impatient little bears to read 🙂


  2. Jessica Powell avatar

    This sounds lovely! I’ll have to look out for it, especially as there’s a board book version – Marianna’s still at the phase where everything goes in her gob the second my back is turned… 🙂 #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      The board book is nice and sturdy, I’m sure that it can withstand a little bit of chewing!


  3. chantelle hazelden avatar

    aaa I think I need this for my youngest two!! thanks for sharing with #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s hard waiting for Christmas when you’re little and Jane Chapman has captured the situation perfectly 🙂


  4. Claire avatar

    Sounds like another great addition is needed for our winter book basket! Thanks for sharing!! #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I love the idea of a winter book basket 🙂


  5. Erica Price avatar

    It does sound like a lovely book – I do like some Christmas tales to help us get in the Christmas mood.


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s just over four weeks to go although that still seems ages to a child!


  6. ClearlyBex avatar

    Sounds like a lovely book. #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is, it’s very Christmassy 🙂


  7. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs avatar

    My little ones would love this too.
    A great way to get into the festive spirit.
    Me and my Hubby are just as excited as the kids when it comes to the build up of Christmas haha 🙂 #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      Is It Christmas Yet? sounds a great book for your whole family to enjoy 🙂


  8. Peter - Compare eReaders avatar

    It’ll be a good read for toddler and children who are waiting for Xmas anxiously. Thanks for sharing Catherine!


    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome Peter. Thank you for visiting Story Snug 🙂


  9. The Reading Residence avatar

    Ah, this sounds so sweet! I know my two would love it, as I’m getting that question a lot!


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s hard when all the shops already have trees and decorations up. It is only just over five weeks but that’s still ages to a child!


  10. Verily Victoria Vocalises avatar

    What a great book for little ones in the lead up to Christmas. Such a good idea. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s also lovely for not so little ones – my daughter loves it too 🙂


  11. Jessica Powell avatar

    Aw, this one sounds so sweet! #pocolo


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is, these are two very cute bears 🙂



    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s lovely for really little ones 🙂


  12. Baby Isabella avatar

    This book sounds great to read in the lead up to Christmas! Thanks for sharing! Going to have to hunt it down #PoCoLo x


    1. Catherine avatar

      I love the fact that parents as well as children will identify with Ted’s excitement 🙂