As the festive season is coming closer I love hearing about the December traditions of other families. From putting up the tree together to advent calendars and from handmade decorations to Christmas stockings, everyone has different ways to make Christmas special.
With our big bookworms in mind I love the idea of counting down to Christmas by putting a new book under the tree every day, imagine the joy of unwrapping 24 brand new books on Christmas morning! If you’re looking for a book that will entertain all young readers (yes, even reluctant ones!) look no further than this new Morris Gleitzman release:
Snot Chocolate (RRP $16.99) is a fabulous collection of short stories that are silly enough to make kids giggle and short enough to squeeze in just before bedtime. No one can keep a serious face at the thought of Demolition Contractor Fairies that take care of the school bully or ‘health shakes’ with stinky blue cheese, fur balls and snot clusters, our twins definitely couldn’t.
But there are some great hidden messages too, e.g. why winning is not that important, forgiveness and generosity, the value of family and standing up for yourself. Snot Chocolate is a perfect holiday read for the upcoming school holidays, make sure you put a copy under your tree.
To find out more about Penguin Books Australia, to browse the range and to order your favourite books online visit www.penguin.com.au.