P is for The Princess and the Christmas Rescue by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton
We’re huge fans of Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton’s Princess stories and their newest story, The Princess and the Christmas Rescue has a wonderful festive flavour. At home Princess Eliza is discouraged from inventing new gadgets as her father considers them ‘far from Princessy’ but it is her inventive mind and her resourcefulness that eventually leads to her success in making friends. Caryl’s easy to read rhyme is complimented by Sarah’s wonderfully detailed illustrations, we’re impressed by all the different machines that Eliza invents and love the references to different fairy stories that are included in the book.
The Story: Princess Eliza lives in a palace in the middle of the forest but she doesn’t have any friends as the King and Queen think it’s too dangerous for her to go out. One day she decides to leave the palace to see if she can find a friend. A kind reindeer takes her to Santa’s house where chaos reigns as Santa is sick. Resourceful Eliza finds a way to help the elves read the letters and sort and wrap the presents. Her reward for helping is a sleigh ride with Santa who shows her that her kindness has given her lots of new friends. The King and Queen also start supporting their daughter’s activities which leads to a happy ending for all 🙂
More ‘P’ Christmas books…
Last year ReaditDaddy and Charlotte chose The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg for Story Snug’s Advent Calendar.
Paddington and The Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond takes a humorous look at Christmas shopping – Paddington style!
Pip discovers that eating too many Christmas treats is not a good idea in Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree by Axel Scheffler. They also have fun (as well as a bit of a disagreement!) in Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day by Axel Scheffler
Can you suggest any other Christmas book titles that begin with the letter P? Please leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet using the hashtag #StorySnugAdvent
Thank you to illustrator Sarah Massini who suggested Pippi Longstocking’s After-Christmas Party by Astrid Lindgren & Michael Chesworth. It sounds like a fun story 🙂
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Thank you very much to Nosy Crow for sending us a copy of The Princess and The Christmas Rescue. We love this feelgood, festive story and admire Princess Eliza for her kindness and resourcefulness.