The First Christmas Jumper (and the Sheep Who Changed Everything)

By Ryan Tubridy

Illustrated by Chris Judge

The story of the very first Christmas jumper and the multi-coloured sheep that started it all!

There are two things you need to know about Hillary the sheep. One: unlike her typical white or brown friends, Hillary’s wool is all the colours of the rainbow. Two: she loves Christmas. She loves everything about it, especially Santa. When news gets out that Mr Claus himself is travelling across all of Ireland, looking for the perfect sheep’s wool to make a brand-new jumper, Hillary’s head begins to spin… Could her wool-dest dreams come true? With back-chatting sheep, a jelly baby-obsessed farmer and a choir of Elvish Presley singing elves, this is a truly wild, laugh-out-loud adventure all about the creation of the very FIRST Christmas jumper.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 6+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406389814
  • Published: 07 Nov 2019
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 144

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Customer reviews


'“[…] a goofy comic history of the first Christmas jumper.”' The Bookseller, Children’s Previews

'“A joyous bundle of woolly wonderment.”' The Book Sniffer

'“[…] very fun festive filled book indeed!”' Kelly Allen Writer

'“Full of puns and jokes and with Judge’s distinctive illustrations, this is a sweet Christmassy stocking filler.”' The Irish Independent

'This is a charming story full of puns and laughter with large print and lots of illustrations to help newly developing readers' The Week Junior, Christmas Bookstore

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