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Meerkat Christmas

Written by Emily Gravett

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Early Years Animal Stories Family / Home Stories Funny

LoveReading View on Meerkat Christmas

A warm-hearted and funny story with clever flaps to add surprise. Perfect for everyone who loves Christmas.

December 2019 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2019

The delightful Meerkats are back for a new and special Christmas adventure. Everyone in the Meerkat family is excitedly getting ready for the perfect Christmas in their home in the Kalahari Desert. But Sunny is sure that something is missing. Well, many things! His Book on Christmas tells him that the perfect weather needs to be snow, the perfect presents have to be in a huge pile, the perfect dinner has to include well-boiled sprouts while the perfect music to accompany it all has to be Christmas carols. Donning his Christmas hat, Sunny sets off on an adventure to find somewhere more Christmassy. Visiting his friends around the world, Sunny finds that some have snow, some have presents, some have sprouts but all have something missing …

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for November 2019

Poppy and Sam's Lift-the-Flap Christmas by Heather Amery

That's not my polar Fiona Watt

Meerkat Christmas by Emily Gravett

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

The Hairdo That Got Away by Joseph Coelho

McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff

Meerkat Christmas Synopsis

A young meerkat travels the world looking for Christmas in this festive card-packed picture book, perfect for fans of The Jolly Christmas Postman and the modern classic, Meerkat Mail.

Sunny isn't quite sure if Christmas in the desert with his meerkat family is the right sort of Christmas - there's no snow, no fir trees and no figgy pudding! So he heads off on a journey round the world looking for the picture perfect Christmas . . . before realizing he might have left it at home after all.

From the twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the creator of Tidy, Cyril and Pat and Again!, Meerkat Christmas is a witty and heartwarming celebration of festive fun and family love that shows Christmas can be whatever you want it to be.

Meerkat Christmas Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book was amazing. My mum bought it for me and I had fun reading it.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781509857296
Publication date: 17th October 2019
Author: Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Two Hoots
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Animal Stories, Family / Home Stories, Funny

About Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.     Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for ...

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