M is for Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr
Happy 40th birthday to Mog’s Christmas! This timeless story was first published in 1976 and many of the festive activities that are included are still familiar today. This lovely, gentle story introduces young children to Christmas traditions whilst also acknowledging that there may be uncertainties and insecurities about what happens at Christmas time.
The Story: Mog is confused by all the activity in her house, everybody is busy including the visitors. She retreats outside but a walking / talking tree shocks her into taking refuge on the roof. She can’t be enticed to come down and falls asleep on a snow covered chimney pot. When the snow melts she falls down the chimney and into the fireplace. After a bath she gets lots of Christmas treats.
Author / Illustrator: Judith Kerr
Alice Hemming chose Mog’s Christmas for Story Snug’s 2017 Advent Calendar.
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