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It’s Christmas! by Tracey Corderoy & Tim Warnes

It’s Christmas! is a festive, feelgood story which makes us laugh. Parents, as well as children, will identify with Archie’s infectious, and sometimes overpowering, enthusiasm for all the preparations. Chaos reigns throughout the story and we love the humour in the illustrations.

The Story: Archie has written his letter to Santa and is throwing himself enthusiastically into Christmas preparations. After an accident with the tree Mum gives him the job of looking out for snow. Archie gets bored so he makes his own snow and in the ensuing chaos all the labels come off the presents. A snowy Christmas Day dawns and everybody opens the wrong presents. Can Archie really have the best Christmas ever?

Dad is baking and Mum is decorating but Archie isn’t impressed with either the tree or Dad’s biscuits so adds his own interpretation to both! His snow making really made us laugh (but Dad isn’t amused) and we love Mum’s face when she realises that the tree doesn’t look like the one in her Tasteful Christmas book!

The story has a really easy to read text and much of it is also told through Tim Warnes’ wonderfully humorous illustrations. There are so many little details that make us laugh out loud – we love all the Christmas jumpers, especially Archie’s after he has finished making it more Christmassy, and his elf outfit is really cute. The confusion with the presents is funny (although we felt sorry for Granny who enjoyed the present that Dad was meant to receive!).

If you’re looking for an amusing festive story to read during December or to add to a Book Tree Advent Calendar we’re sure that It’s Christmas! will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Despite all the chaos of the season the story shows us that you can still have ‘the most Christmassy Christmas EVER!’

Age Range: 3 +

Author: Tracey Corderoy / Illustrator: Tim Warnes

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending this amusing story! We’re sure that parents reading to their children will really identify with Archie’s enthusiastic excitement!!

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22 responses to “It’s Christmas! by Tracey Corderoy & Tim Warnes”

  1. Colette avatar

    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome Colette 🙂

  2. Acorn Books avatar

    This looks like a really fun Christmas book 🙂 #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It made me laugh as much as my daughter 🙂

  3. BookBairn avatar

    Awww I love this one! It’s going in our advent book tree. #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      Book Bairn is the perfect age for this one! Enjoy your Advent Book Tree, I had so much fun making ours 🙂

  4. Baby Isabella avatar

    What a wonderful Christmas story book and perfect for me this year! Love the vibrant colours and illustrations- off to have a look. Popping over from #TriedTested x

    1. Catherine avatar

      The illustrations are brilliant, we’re huge fans of Tim Warnes 🙂

  5. Kim Carberry avatar

    Ahh! If only my girls were younger….This sounds like a lovely book x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is lovely. My nine year old thinks it’s really funny, especially when Archie makes his own snow!!

  6. Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

    This sounds adorable and a lovely pre Christmas read for little ones. #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a lovely pre Christmas read that all the family will enjoy 🙂

  7. The Reading Residence avatar

    Sounds like a fun book, and Archie looks so sweet.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Archie is very sweet but he manages to cause complete Christmas chaos!!

  8. Bec @IshMotherBec avatar

    This looks like a really lovely book, I’m 5 books short on my book advent so far so will look out for this one!

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is lovely and there’s lots of humour for adults as well! I also wrapped up library books for our Book Advent Calendars.

  9. Chantelle Hazelden avatar
    Chantelle Hazelden

    We got this book a couple of weeks ago, such a lovely festive tale. Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s fun and definitely a story that parents can also identify with 🙂

  10. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    This sounds great fun. I’m tempted to buy the German version for my 14 year old son who is learning German!

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is fun. They’ve changed Archie’s name to Robert in the German version, I hope your son enjoys it 🙂

  11. Debbie avatar

    Hi Catherine, if my two were smaller this book would be a Christmas book I would buy. We always loved reading together, but reading Christmas books was special and I did buy some nice books that we now use as part of our Christmas decorations. I do wish children didn’t grow up!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


    1. Catherine avatar

      I hope that reading Christmas picture books will go on here for as long as possible! I love rediscovering the Christmas books at the beginning of December 🙂