Snow in the Garden: A First Book of Christmas

By Shirley Hughes

A classic collection of festive poems, stories recipes and craft ideas by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes.

A beautiful Christmas anthology packed full of winter adventures, seasonal poems, festive recipes and easy-to-make craft activities as well as Shirley Hughes' trademark warm and classic illustrations. Whether reading stories and poems to little ones or encouraging them to make beautiful crafts and Christmas treats, this book is the perfect introduction to this very special time of year.

Categories: Anthology

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406384482
  • Published: 04 Oct 2018
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 260 x 215 mm
  • Pages: 64

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Customer reviews


'“You can almost smell the seasonal sugar and spice in Snow in the Garden: A First Book of Christmas from Shirley Hughes. Nobody captures the joy of each season, the way the light falls and the world looks at different times of the year, or the tiny details of family life, quite as well as Hughes. This collection of Christmas-themed stories, poems, recipes and craft ideas deserves to become as well-thumbed and covered in crumbs as all of her previous books.”' The Observer

'“A glorious, gentle countdown to Christmas.”' The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

'“A seasonal collection […] accompanied by beautiful illustrations.”' The Sunday Express

'“It sums up Christmas beautifully.”' Picture Books Blogger

'“Perfect seasonal companion!”' Angels and Urchins

'“As always Shirley Hughes’ illustrations are delightful and perfectly convey the magic of a family Christmas. An ideal gift for all.”' Carousel Christmas Guide 2018

'“[…] a good present for the little 'uns.”' The Spectator

'“I highly recommend this book to everyone as it will be read and enjoyed for many years, the book has a real feel good factor, which makes me passionate about children’s literature.”' TheNextBestThingtoMummy

'“Snow in the Garden: a first book of Christmas is a most marvelous, beautiful anthology of gentle adventure stories, seasonal poetry and a host of easy to make crafts and recipes that even the youngest will love. The perfect start to the holiday season!”' Fallen Star Stories

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