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Lucy & Tom's Christmas (Picture Puffin S.)

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I used to read it every Christmas to my children when they were young and now I'm reading it again to my grandchildren. Didn’t realize that until adulthood :) bought this book as soon as my daughter was born to read to her each Christmas season. With each review, I provide a Cleanliness Report, mentioning any objectionable content I come across so that parents and/or conscientious readers (like me) can determine beforehand whether they want to read a book or not.

We talk about the differences in the way these children celebrate Christmas in England and they celebrate Christmas in the states. This wonderful heartwarming story was read to me as a child and brings back so many happy memories as I now have the privilege of reading it to my niece. The page where we see the presents that Lucy and Tom have both bought for their families raised a particular chuckle of recognition. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Perhaps it's the spirit of the season that permeates this book, even for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere. Hughes has a lovely endearing style to her drawing - I will certainly be reading and collecting many other titles from her. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Lovely time for read aloud with what I think are British traditions of Christmas pudding (Lucy and Tom stir), making cards, how they decorate and even what they give as gifts to each family member.

She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was the first recipient of BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.Her books include the wordless picture book Up and Up , collection of rhymes and poems Out and About , and for the very young The Nursery Collection . In 1930s Liverpool, young Bronwen and Dylan find kindness from an unexpected source when they are frightened by what they think is a ghost on Christmas Eve. This wonderfully evocative Christmas book reminds me so vividly of my own childhood Christmases, with my mother making mince pies at the big wooden kitchen table and the Salvation Army playing Christmas carols.

It's the first Christmas book I've ever read that showed the children "posting" their letters to Santa by burning them in the fireplace.I grew up with Lucy and Tom in the late Seventies and early Eighties, so revisiting the book now feels rather like looking at my own childhood Christmases, laid out in lovely thick gouache.

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