If you’re looking for a last minute children’s Christmas present, you can’t go wrong with a book. And a really good one is Mr Men Meet Father Christmas, which we were lucky enough to be sent to review.
As a child, we had a bit of a family thing for the Mr Men – there was a song about them being on our t-shirt that we used to sing over and over, sorry mum! – and they also make a special guest appearance in Eliza’s nursery. And I’ve written before about how much I love to read to her, as with the fab Pantone Colours book. So the Mr Men, in a book, with a festive theme – what could possibly be better?
The book is a really lovely story about Little Miss Tiny going on an epic quest through lots of faraway lands to find Father Christmas, with all the traditional Mr Men illustrations. There’s also a Dallas style ‘was it all a dream?’ ending, but I won’t spoil it for all the grown-ups.
Eliza is obviously too young to really understand, but she sat in unusually silent awe and loved turning the pages over, back again and back over. And this book definitely gained her seal of approval, as she’s been crawling round the house with it for weeks, and the corners are now ever so slightly gnawed. Tasty.