This is a gorgeous Christmas edition of the I Love You series by Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd. This adorable festive story perfectly captures the excitement and love that young children have for Santa. It is written as a letter from a little boy really wants to let Santa know just how good he has been and how much he loves him. He's been saying please and thank you, tidying his room and trying to share his toys.
I love you, Father Christmas
In your big red suit,
With your bright silver buttons
And your black shiny boots
The rhyming verse makes this an enjoyable read aloud story and Emma Dodd's illustrations are a visual treat. This is a charming little christmas story that will surely delight young readers 3 years and up.
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Emma Dodd
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: October 2013
I had planned on having the kids write their letters to Santa this afternoon, however our plans were thrown out the window after a little visit to Telstra Tower! We have been visiting some of Canberra' highlights this week while my Sister is visiting and thought it would be fun to visit the Tower. It was a lovely outing until we tried to drive home and my sister's car was affected by the Tower signal and the immobiliser would not turn off. After the car was towed back down the hill a little, away from the signal it started immediately, of course. It made for an interesting afternoon and certainly a story we can look back on and laugh at. Our santa letters will just have to wait until tomorrow.
Have your kids written to Santa yet?
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Here's what we have unwrapped so far: