Friday, 12 December 2014
Review: Winter Wonderland by Various Authors
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Released: October 6th, 2014
On a frosty winter's day, a bear cub gets ready for his long hibernation, a puppy takes his first walk in the snow, and a lamb catches a glimpse of Father Christmas...A delightful anthology of animal stories that makes perfect bedtime reading.
Winter Wonderland is a really lovely selection of short animal stories from some of today's best children's authors, including Holly Webb, Linda Chapman and Anna Wilson. It's also beautifully illustrated by Alison Edgson, who brings with her a whimsical feel as well as some seriously cute little animals!
I enjoyed all the stories in this anthology, though my favourites are The Winter Party by Liss Norton, Who Is Christmas? by Anna Wilson, A Present for Micklemouse by Katy Cannon and Higgy's Winter Wonderland by Michael Broad. Of course every story featured here is well worth reading, but I have to have my favourites!
All kinds of animals are represented in these stories, from cats and dogs to bears and hedgehogs. No animal is too small or obscure to feature in Winter Wonderland, and that makes it an even better book. In fact, it should come with a sticker to warn against cuteness overload, because that's what you'll get when you open the first page!
Winter Wonderland is a great collection of animal tales that any reader will love, whether they're young or old. It has a festive Christmas theme running throughout, making it the perfect book for winter and any cold, snowy nights on the horizon. I hope you enjoy meeting these adorable little animals as much as I did!