Forest Christmas by Yuval Zommer - #StorySnugAdvent

2017 Story Snug Advent Calendar

It’s time to reveal our fifth Story Snug Advent Calendar!

Two years ago I invited writers, illustrators and bloggers to tell us about their favourite books for a Story Snug Advent Calendar. I was bowled over by the response and wondered if anybody would like to join us this year. Once again responses to my invitations came in very quickly and I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to all the authors, illustrators, book bloggers and translators who have again helped me to put Story Snug’s Advent Calendar together. Our countdown to Christmas starts tomorrow TODAY and every day a surprise guest will tell you about the picture book that they most enjoy reading at Christmas.

I have had a wonderful time opening emails to see which books our guests have chosen, only I know who is taking part and which books have been chosen so there will be surprises for all the participants too! It’s fascinating to see which picture books everybody will be reading over the festive season and I hope that everybody finds the books that they wish for under their Christmas Trees.

Story Snug Advent Calendar logo by Yuval Zommer - #StorySnugAdvent

This year I was also extremely excited when author / illustrator Yuval Zommer very generously offered to design a special logo for Story Snug’s Advent Calendar. Yuval’s logo will be on all of our Advent posts and shows Christmas Storytime in the Forest. Thank you so so much Yuval, it’s absolutely beautiful!

As well as designing the logo Yuval starts our festive book recommendations by sharing his favourite winter read ‘The Fox and The Star’ by Coralie Bickford-Smith – ‘A beautiful, serene and magical book for all ages’

About Yuval

Yuval graduated from London’s Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. He has worked as a creative director at many leading advertising agencies and is now the author / illustrator of several highly acclaimed children’s books.

Yuval’s picture books include One Hundred Sausages and Big Brown Bear’s Cave. His non-fiction large format title The Big Book of Bugs has been published in seventeen languages and is followed by The Big Book of Beasts. Yuval has also illustrated The Street Beneath My Feet, an exciting foldout book exploring our underground worlds.

Yuval is @yuvalzommer on Twitter

Again, huge huge thanks to Yuval for the gorgeous logo and to all of our guests for taking the time to join us this year. I hope that you enjoy reading the posts as much as I have and will find ideas for new books to read over the festive season.

You can follow the Advent Calendar posts with the hashtag #StorySnugAdvent on Twitter and I will also be posting each book recommendation on Story Snug’s Facebook page, Google+ and pinning them to our 2017 Story Snug Advent Calendar Pinterest board.

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16 responses to “2017 Story Snug Advent Calendar”

  1. Sandra Black avatar

    Great original idea for Advent

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s been a lot of fun opening emails from everybody to see which books they enjoy reading at Christmas 🙂

  2. Acorn Books avatar

    Really enjoying all your book advent posts, and I love your logo, so special! #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      I absolutely love the theme of the logo. I love the idea of animals getting together for a Christmas story 🙂

  3. Yet Another Blogging Mummy avatar

    I love the way you do your book advent and the special logo is fab too #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      The special logo was a huge and wonderful surprise, it’s really gorgeous 🙂

  4. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    Wow, how lovely to have a beautiful logo like that and fantastic to have book recommendations from so many different people, so no doubt you will get a real cross-section and some completely new ideas.

    1. Catherine avatar

      That’s what I love about #StorySnugAdvent. I get introduced to so many wonderful Christmas stories that I’ve never heard of before 🙂

  5. Bec @IshMotherBec avatar

    I’ve seen a few of your #StorySnugAdvent tweets and was very intrigued by the idea, what a lovely way to share favourite Christmas books! I’ll be looking out for future posts. #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      I always love hearing which Christmas books people enjoy reading and asking a variety of book loving people about their favourite books helps us find Christmas books that suit everybody 🙂

  6. BookBairn avatar

    What a glorious logo! Thanks for asking us to take part! #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s beautiful isn’t it. Thank you for writing such a great post 🙂

  7. chantelle hazelden avatar
    chantelle hazelden

    Love a good book advent, I love seeing your recommendations every year! Thank you for linking up with #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      I have so much fun reading all the emails to see which books people have chosen 🙂

  8. Debbie avatar

    Hi Catherine, what a nice idea for an Advent calendar and a lovely way to share feel-good book recommendations.

    Thank you for linking up with the MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks Debbie, I love opening the emails to see which books people have chosen 🙂