The Smallest Gift of Christmas is a delightfully cute picture book from the talented hands of Peter H Reynolds (Sky Colour).
‘Roland was eager for Christmas Day’
but more than a little disappointed when he discovered a perfectly wrapped gift underneath his tree that was, well, tiny.
Roland is not impressed.
He closes his eyes, makes a wish, then to his delight ... a bigger gift appears before him. Hmm, it quickly becomes clear to young readers that this is not going to satisfy Roland. He continues to yearn for a bigger, and bigger present each time.
Reynolds employs words such as ‘yelled’ and ‘stomped’ to give clear indications to little listeners that Roland has an important lesson to learn.
... and learn he does, via an adventure in a space rocket and a reminder of what is really important in a heart warming ending.
‘Roland had never thought he’d want something so small so badly.’
I love the energy in this book, it is great fun to read out loud.
Reynolds’ beautifully clear and crisp images add a wonderful dimension, making this a fab gift!
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