** I’d like to thank the author for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publication Date: Oct 31, 2017
My Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
I’m always up for a story that involves an evil queen or witch, so I was all-in when I was given the opportunity to read this. I would love to use my kids as an excuse as to why I wanted to read it, but who am I kidding?! If you didn’t already know, I’m a fan of children’s..ahem..ILLUSTRATED books. Lol.
And might I say, the illustrations in this cute story were a nice addition! It had a Dr.Seuss kinda feel, with a hint of darkness to it.
It tells a tale of 3 children who build an evil snow queen (rather than a snowman), who comes to life and casts an evil spell on all children to turn them naughty.
Elaine Gale totally reminded me of the witch in The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C.S Lewis making her my favourite character.
I especially liked that this story appeals to a broad age group and wasn’t too kiddie (if you know what I mean). If there was one thing I had to critique, it would be that even if this story was not in rhyme, it would equally have been just as good.
Whether you love a good Christmas story, or story of good vs. evil, I highly recommend this book for those ages 3 and up.
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In this book that you hold, a true story unfolds,
Of a Christmas not too long ago.
Where I’m lead to believe, on a cold Christmas eve,
Three Siblings played out in the snow.
As all children do, when the snow bustles through,
They built an acquaintance to scale.
But not a snow man, as suggested by Dan,
They built a snow queen, Elaine Gale
And they started to tell, how she’d cast an old spell,
For every child to be cruel.
For if no names exist, on Santa’s nice list,
There would be no Christmas at all.
But little did they know, as they played in the snow,
Before the night was through.
That story they told, would find life in the cold.
And every word would come true.
Danny is a Poet/film maker/musician and all round creative human from Birmingham.
He wrote this book because he loves Christmas and wanted to create something to add to the already rich tapestry of the Christmas festivities. He felt it was really important to tell an original Christmas story that a new generation of readers can claim as their own. He is really proud of what hr and Connor have created with this book and hopes you enjoy their work.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Connor is a graphic design student and illustrator from Birmingham.
The book was an exciting project to work on because its quirky story and writing style really inspired his imagination. As a Christmas story it was unlike anything already available, this refreshing look at the Christmas story gave him a lot to work with. He hopes you enjoy reading the book as much as he loved making it.