The Christmas books have started arriving and Little Bilby’s Aussie Bush Christmas has got me feeling all festive - yes I know it’s only October but I love Christmas.
It’s Christmas time and the bilbies are keen to turn the Aussie Bush into a Christmas wonderland. The Aussie Bush is the perfect place to hunt for decorations with wonderful flowers to collect and kind animals ready to offer their own help. The bilbies will soon have the bush looking all christmassy…
From the adorable front cover with its sparkly lettering, baubles and presents and cute bilbies, to the sweet rhyming story, to the colourful and engaging illustrations, this gorgeous picture book is full of festive cheer and is an absolute treat to share with young children. The rhyming prose make for the perfect read-aloud and the repetitive passages of text will encourage young children to join in with the delightful rhyme:
‘Through brush and scrub and river and sand,
Come dance with us, the Bilby band,
as we change the Aussie Bush
into a Christmas wonderland.’
I absolutely loved joining the Bilby band as they jumped, flapped and danced their way through the Aussie Bush. Dressed in Christmas garb, the posse of bilby’s are utterly adorable as they merrily collect flowers and meet native animals who offer their own decorations for the tree. Warmth and happiness jumps from every page and the last double page spread made my heart sing; family and friends with beaming smiles stood all around the Christmas tree, perfect!
And if that’s not enough to get you into the Christmas spirit, there’s a festive puzzle and instructions for making a Christmas decoration out of nature’s treasures.
With thanks to Hachette and Lothian Children’s Books for this early Christmas treat.
Recommended for 0-4.