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Story Snug Advent: S is for Santa to the Rescue!

S is for Santa to the Rescue! by Barry Timms and Ag Jatkowska

We absolutely love Santa to the Rescue! It’s bright, bold and colourful and has lots of little flaps to open and peek inside! Cute woodland animals help Santa prepare for Christmas and there’s a fantastic pop up Christmas scene on the final page.

Santa to the Rescue! - Story Snug

The Story: Badger receives a letter from Santa Claus. The Bears of Misteltoe Mountain are stranded and Santa needs the woodland animals’ help. The animals are very excited at the thought of meeting Santa and race to his grotto where they help him to wrap presents, make decorations and prepare a Christmas feast. Then they all fly to Misteltoe Mountain where Mrs Bear invites them to join the bears for their Christmas feast.

Author: Barry Timms / Illustrator: Ag Jatkowska

The Stick Man - Story Snug
Santa Claude - Story Snug

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is one of our favourite Christmas stories. We had no idea that it was a Christmas story when we bought it!

In Santa Claude, by Alex T. Smith, Claude has an eventful evening when he mistakes Santa for a burglar!

Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish - Story Snug
Santa’s Wonderful Workshop  - Story Snug

Snow  Bunny’s Christmas Wish by Rebecca Harry is a lovely festive story that celebrates the qualities of kindness and giving at Christmas.

Santa brings in a variety of colourful characters to help him in Santa’s Wonderful Workshop by Elys Dolan. But can they get everything done in time?

The Snowflake Mistake - Story Snug

Mum goes away to work and leaves Ellie in charge of making snowflakes in The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven & Maddie Frost.

The Snowman - Story Snug
Jonathan Emmett - Santa Trap - Story Snug

Claire Zinkin (aka MinervaMoan) chose The Snowman by Raymond Briggs for our 2017 Story Snug Advent Calendar.

Last year author Steve Howson chose The Santa Trap  by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene for Story Snug’s Advent Calendar.

Snow Bears - Story Snug
Snow - Story Snug

Author Michelle Robinson recommended Snow Bears by Martin Waddell and Sarah Fox-Davies on our 2015 Story Snug Advent Calendar.

Author Ellie Woodward chose Sam Usher’s beautifully illustrated Snow.

Can you suggest any other Christmas book titles that begin with the letter S? Please leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet using the hashtag #StorySnugAdvent

Snowflakes - Story Snug
Socks for Santa - Story Snug

Thank you to Ellie for suggesting Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell and Laura Ellen Anderson.

Thank you to Kate for suggesting Socks for Santa by Charlotte and Adam Guillain and Lee Wildish.

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Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending us a copy of Santa to the Rescue! We had so much fun lifting all the flaps in this colourful, festive story.

Thank you to Maverick for sending us The Snowflake Mistake. We enjoyed reading this fun story about why snowflakes are all differently shaped!


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8 responses to “Story Snug Advent: S is for Santa to the Rescue!”


  1. mummy here and here avatar

    I have brought my eldest stick man book for Christmas as I know we love it after seeing it at the theatre last month X #mmbc


    1. Catherine avatar

      We absolutely love Stick Man! It was a huge surprise when we discovered that Father Christmas was also in the story 🙂


  2. Amanda Blackburn avatar

    These books all sound great! I love reading stories to my children and the ones I look after as a Childminder. Thanks for taking your time to list all these, great post!


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks Amanda, I’ve had fun with this year’s Advent Calendar 🙂


  3. Kim Carberry avatar

    Ahh! What lovely books!
    The Snowman is just a classic isn’t it. My girls are 9 & 14 and still love it 🙂 x


    1. Catherine avatar

      I bought The Snowman this year and I’d forgotten that it’s slightly different to the film.


  4. Lisa avatar

    Oh what a lovely book! My girls would have loved this as a Christmas Eve read. Have a fabulous Christmas #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is really a gorgeous book, so much fun with all the little flaps. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas too 🙂

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