As you may know, Mushroom and I became Parragon Book Buddies earlier this year, after meeting with the lovely people from Parragon Books at BritMums Live in June. Since we became buddies, we’ve been lucky enough to receive a book every month to review and share here.

So far, we’ve read:

Spot A Lot – Animal escape

The Bully and the Shrimp

The Diggers

…three very different books that we’ve enjoyed reading and sharing. The last book we received in 2014 was a rather seasonal offering (as we thought it might be)…

A Treasury of Christmas stories and songs

Christmas Treasury

A brand new collection, published just this year, it contains six classic Christmas stories and poems from the Nativity story to the Nutcracker.

Mushroom and I have been reading this throughout the month. Mushroom played the innkeeper in his first play at nursery this year so he happily ‘corrected’ the dialogue in the Nativity story and he got so carried away with the adventure that the Nutcracker took Clara on that he actually licked the page (really, see below):

The Nutcracker - A delicious story!

At the moment, we often spend post bathtime singing (often shortened versions of, I must add!) the Christmas songs he has now learned and I have been rediscovering old favourites like the Night before Christmas and enjoying new stories (to me) like the beautiful Letter to Santa. The first time I read this one Mushroom fell asleep quickly but I continued to read it!

We’ve really enjoyed reading this beautiful Christmas gift (six stories in one and 12 songs!) and no doubt will continue to dip into it well beyond the season. Even if it ends up gathering dust on the bookshelf once the Christmas tree comes down and the new book novelty wears off, I will definitely be getting it out again next Christmas.

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