Pippi’s Christmas Guests by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman
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Pippi’s Christmas Guests by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman

Nobody does Christmas quite like Pippi Longstocking. Last year the pigtailed pirate’s daughter put on an after christmas party that culminated in the guests climbing the tree to recover their presents. In Pippi’s Christmas Guests, taken from the second volume of comics by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman, our hero faces spending December 25th … Continue reading

Appy Christmas
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Appy Christmas

I wrote a few months ago about some of the groundbreaking children's book apps that are taking the whole reading experience in wonderful new directions. A brief visit to the app store over the weekend provided some great new examples for Christmas. There are countless cheapo retellings of A Christmas Carol and The Night Before … Continue reading

Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy
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Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy

Another Night Before Christmas by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is a sensitively updated re-imaging. The references aren’t quite ‘Strictly’ specific, so it manages to retain its timelessness. Helped by the mid century stylings of French illustrator Marc Boutavant who adds plentiful witty touches like the satellite dish manned by a dog. It’s an effortlessly light adaptation, … Continue reading