Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book – Diane Muldrow

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On the 4th day of Christmas………..

Random House Australia

  • ISBN:9780553497359

Published: 01/10/2014

Imprint: Golden Books

Extent: 96 pages

$12.99

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So far my reviews of the current crop of Christmas books have focused on those for children. Here’s one that would make a splendid gift for a festively frazzled friend!

Taking illustrations from Little Golden Books of the past (and who didn’t have a whole shelf of them as little kid! What was your favourite?) and a wide variety of the most well known illustrators of LGB, handy precepts for making it through the silly season are offered up with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Advice on the food, the gifts, the celebrations, the traffic, the weight gain and more is cleverly matched with illustrations from many LGB – each with its title and details captioned. The illustrators include Eloise Wilkin, Richard Scarry Florence Sarah Winship and  J.P. Miller.

This is a fun gift for someone in your life who needs a bit of a ‘pep up’ during this sometimes stressful time of year, particularly if they relish the ‘retro’ look or a gift for a teacher, carer or similar. It would also make a nice conversation piece for your coffee table when you have guests with whom you struggle for small talk ;-).

Enjoy this – it’s certainly a bit of a giggle!

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