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Little mouse Winston stars in a perfect Christmas adventure. Even for a mouse, he’s small but Winston’s got a big heart and when he finds a lost letter for Father Christmas he’s determined to see it delivered. His expedition is full of challenges, but along the way he’s helped by some equally warm-hearted and generous animals, including a beautiful white cat and a rat who ‘works’ at the famous Fortesque’s department store. Winston’s good deed is rewarded and the little mouse finds a warm bed and a new family for Christmas. The book is divided into 24 ½ chapters – one a day for 1st – 24th December plus a treat for Christmas morning! Interspersed are festive craft activities too and there can’t be a better book to set readers up for Christmas. Alex T Smith’s illustrations are gorgeous – big, busy and dramatic scenes but always with our little hero centre stage.
How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith is a festive book written in 241/2 chapters - one to share every day leading up to Christmas. Follow Winston the mouse as he sets out to deliver Oliver's letter to Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on this Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way. Like an advent calendar counting down to Christmas, each day also features festive things to make and do - you can write a letter to Father Christmas and make mince pies, Christmas cards, presents and decorations. It is a heart-warming tale to share every year in the run up to Christmas, and is full of gorgeous colour illustrations and activities to do together that will become festive family traditions.
Utterly gorgeous stuff. -- Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
|Publication date:||18th October 2018|
|Author:||Alex T. Smith|
|Illustrator:||Alex T. Smith|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
A World Book Day Author 2019 Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing. Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, ...More About Alex T. Smith