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Christmas books?

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despondentmummy Sat 18-Oct-14 10:46:54

Any recommendations? As well as all the carols and fun books (spot, mog etc) I would like a nicely illustrated nativity one suitable for a 3 year old?

JerseySpud Sat 18-Oct-14 11:52:51

Last year we bought 'Father Christmas need a wee'

This year we have 'Father Christmas comes up trumps'

PureMorning Sat 18-Oct-14 11:59:58

How santa really works

Its a pop up book, my four year old loves it
Jolly Christmas postman is a hit here too

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sat 18-Oct-14 12:10:16

Jesus's Christmas party is a fun one telling the nativity story

the dinosaur that pooped Christmas - very silly but my 5 year old dd found it hilarious I was struggling to read it between giggling grin

father Christmas needs a wee

The little fir tree - think thats what its called very cute animal story of Christmas

Santa comes to .. - different ones depending where u live

jolly Christmas postman - not read but bought for this year

have more but cant remember at the moment!

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sat 18-Oct-14 12:10:57

oops was trying to do the line through thing not a link!!

tanya1312 Sat 18-Oct-14 12:13:04

One to keep getting out over the years

dollybean Sat 18-Oct-14 12:24:16

I am also searching for a nativity book for a 3 year old but no joy so far. I have however just bought Alfie's Christmas by Shirley Hughes and it's lovely- perfect for this age. I've read it twice already although it won't appear on the bookshelf until December blush.

PesoPenguin Sat 18-Oct-14 12:51:57

We got 'Father Christmas is coming to Lancashire' last year ( you can get them for nuggets towns/ cities or counties if more remote) which is lovely, there were lots of references to our home town, but I saw the 'Father Christmas is coming to Cumbria' the other day and it looked rubbish so I guess it's best to look at your local one first.

PesoPenguin Sat 18-Oct-14 13:09:17

Oops! That should say larger not nuggets!!

poolomoomon Sat 18-Oct-14 13:56:18

Was just about to say Santa Claus comes to Yorkshire or whatever city/county you are from.

Tom and Lucy's Christmas
Jolly Christmas postman
Dear Santa
Father Christmas needs a wee
Christmas in the noisy village
Christmas in the mouse house
Robert Sabuda's 12 days of Christmas and night before christmas are both beautiful and very special pop up books
Belle and Boos christmas
The sweet smell of Christmas
That's not my Santa
Laura's christmas star

Oldraver Sat 18-Oct-14 22:01:15

As well as several mentioned DS loved this

blacktreaclecat Sat 18-Oct-14 22:05:03
This is lovely

Oldraver Sat 18-Oct-14 22:06:54

Also these

Fly Santa Fly

One Snowy Night Aliens Love Panta Claus]]

Palmtree Wed 22-Oct-14 13:10:56

"Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree" by Robert Barry is lovely; for "wintery" books rather than specifically Christmas themed ones, we love "The Tomten" by Astrid Lindgren and "Ollie's Ski Trip" by Elsa Beskow.

Palmtree Wed 22-Oct-14 13:11:42

Oops, sorry, just realised you were after Nativity themed books, sorry!

snappybadger Wed 22-Oct-14 22:58:39

despondentmummy I just saw in the Book People's newsletter that they have a Christmas Story Set of 3 books for £4.99 one of which is The Nativity. This is for age 1 plus so may be a bit young. Also saw they had a book called My Nativity for £2.99 for age 3 plus which is a "press out and play story, sticker and colouring book".

ShadowKat Wed 22-Oct-14 23:07:37

The Snowman (even though they just fly around a pier instead of to the north pole in the book)

The Night Before Christmas

The Polar Express (also a bit less exciting than the film)

We have an Usbourne touchy feely nativity book, but that might be a bit babyish for a 3 yr old.

ShadowKat Wed 22-Oct-14 23:12:00

Oh, and Rod Campbell's Dear Santa.

Although it does annoy me that the final present is a kitten. That's the most unsuitable present in the book IMO.

Chillycamper Mon 03-Nov-14 22:29:34

I could not remember a really lovely, simple, funny and heartwarming nativity my kids loved but someone has mentioned it on Nother thread.

It's called Jesus' Christmas Party


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