So after working for 14 straight days between bagel and bear making (and 2 Girlguiding trips and 3 Girlguiding meetings), on Friday I had a day off. This day was spent sleeping, washing my hair, delivering a Christmas gift box and meeting a fellow bagelista who I hadn’t seen in a while. Reindeer onesie on, Eliza the Elf and I settled down under fairy lights to finish reading the book I’d only gotten a few pages into at work the other weekend.
Matt Haig‘s ‘A Boy Called Christmas‘ came out this year, and tells the story of a Finnish boy called Nikolas. With shades of Roald Dahl grossness in places, but also a sort of stream of consciousness way of narrating the story that made me love Miika the Mouse, Donner the Reindeer and Little Noosh who welcomes Nikolas when he goes searching for his father in Elfhelm. It also has some fun illustrations which add so much to Nikolas’ story drawn by Chris Mould.
Definitely a book that Primary School aged children will love in the lead up to Christmas, and adults too!
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