Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark


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Are your kids always looking for something new to read? Our book giveaways are a great way for them to discover new favourites. This week it's a festive story from Emma Chichester Clark - apply for one of 50 copies, plus a lovely Blue Kangaroo plush toy, below.

This giveaway is sponsored by HarperCollins


About the book (for ages 3 - 5)

A heart-warming Christmas story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning, renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. This adorable book perfectly captures both the strong bond between children and their favourite toys, and the thrilling anticipation of a visit from Father Christmas.

It's Christmas Eve, and Lily is excitedly wondering if Father Christmas will come. She has made cards for everyone, helped to decorate the house and put presents under the tree. 

"This one is just for you, Blue Kangaroo!" she says. "Just for me!" thinks Blue Kangaroo. 

But Blue Kangaroo doesn't have a present for Lily, and he lies awake worrying. Is there anyone who might be able to help?

The Blue Kangaroo series celebrates key moments and emotions in a child's life, whether it's a new baby brother or sister coming home or going to school for the first time. Look out for all the books including When First Met You Met You, Blue Kangaroo!, Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo! and Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! 


Praise for Merry Christmas! Blue Kangaroo

"Among the many flavours of children's books, that of Emma Chichester Clark's - funny, elegant, and delicious - is unique." Quentin Blake

"Warm, funny and beautifully observed. Any family that hasn't yet discovered Blue Kangaroo has a treat in store." Daily Telegraph

"There are gentle messages about families, love and growing up in all the Blue Kangaroo stories, while there's a richness of colour to the illustrations that makes them seem to glow more brightly than ever." Lovereading4kids



Photo credit: Toby Madden

About the author

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Royal College of Art and worked for several years for magazines and advertising agencies. Emma now dedicates most of her time to children's books. She is the creator of much-loved characters, Lily and Blue Kangaroo, and Melrose and Croc, and has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed authors working today including Michael Morpurgo and most recently her old tutor Sir Quentin Blake on the wonderful Three Little Monkeys picture book. She lives in London, along with her dog Plum who appears in his own illustrated blog, and in two books, Plumdog and Love is my Favourite Thing.   


Book giveaway

We've got 50 copies of Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo! along with a Blue Kangaroo plush toy to give away to Mumsnetters. This giveaway closes on Tuesday 15 November.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts (and their children's thoughts) about the book on the discussion thread. However, you don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion - anyone who has read Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo! can post their feedback (and you can buy a copy now). 

Everyone who posts on the thread before 27 December will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.


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