Monday 10 November 2014

Winter Wonderland Book Review

Another season is looming, Winter.

Some people see cold, dark and grey, whilst others see the possiblities of snuggles under blankets, hot chocolates all round and of course Christmas.

I was recently sent the book Winter Wonderland that contains 10 adorable animal stories.

One frosty Winter, a bear cub gets ready for the long hibernation, a puppy takes his first walk in the snow and a lamb catches a glimpse of Father Christmas… 

Written by some delightful authors including Holly Webb, Linda Chapman, Anna Wilson and Tracey Corderoy, these stories really get the imaginations flowing.

The contents of the book :

The Winter Party

Who Is Christmas?

The Best Bath

The Silver Reindeer

The Present For MickleMouse

Pawprints In The Snow

The Little Snow Cat

Ho! Ho! Ho!

The Dog Sled

Higgy's Winter Wonderland

Each story is around 20 pages long. The perfect length to sit down and enjoy together as a family. Light hearted. Short sentences make it easy to read.  With delightful descriptions, the words just flowed off the pages.

Mixed in with the black and white sketched illustrations that really make you go aaaaa, the whole anthology had a really classic feel to it.

Tales of friendship and discovery. It is how I imagine it would be seeing things through a childs eyes.

This collection is wonderfully magical and full of innocent charm. It is a book where I could imagine my girls and I sitting reading it by a fire place, underneath a blanket.

"Christmas is coming!" "Who is Christmas?"

Children of all ages will be able to enjoy it, whether reading alone or reading with mum and dad. And with added Christmas themed stories held within its pages, you really can't go wrong.

I would say the book is most suited to children between the ages of 5 and 10 but as I said previously when read together as a family, kids younger and older than that will find themselves fascinated too. The perfect stocking filler for Christmas maybe?

I'm looking forward to many Winter days cuddling up with my girls and getting lost in this wonderland of excitement.


Disclaimer : I was sent this book free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. I love the cover of this book (especially the shiny writing). This sounds perfect for my daughter, thank you for the recommendation :)

  2. Looks like a lovely book! My eldest loves these kind of books where we can read a different story in the collection each night. The build up to the next story is so exciting for them x

  3. This looks like a gorgeous book. I love the black and white illustrations. I think it's great to have books for different seasons and it's something I really want to expand on for Potato.

  4. What a lovely book Chantelle. My eldest would no doubt love this! #Readwithme

  5. Aww I'm gradually building up a collection of Christmas children's books and I think this one will have to join the wish list! #readwithme

  6. I have just bought a collection of Christmas books called 'Twas the night before Christmas and my plan is to read one of the books every night throughout December :) There are only 11 books though so may look into this one to finish off the month!


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