Russell's Christmas Magic
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|Format:||Hardback, 32 pages, mini ed Edition|
|Other Information: ||chiefly col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 October 2009|
Celebrate a very merry Christmas with this miniature picture book -- perfect as a stocking filler! When Santa and his broken sleigh are stranded in Firefly Wood, Sanya is sure that Christmas will have to be cancelled. That is, until Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! With a clatter and a bang, Russell shows that hard work and a little imagination can make a magic that is all his own. Everyone's favourite woolly sheep is baaaack in a Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa's arrival.
About the Author
Rob Scotton had only to look out of his studio window to find the inspiration for Russell. The rolling countryside surrounding his home is brimming with sheep, other wildlife, sheep, rural beauty, and more sheep. An honours graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.
Would that all sheep were as cute as Russell, the stocking-capped insomniac of Frogsbottom Field. After witnessing Santa's spectacular Christmas Eve sleigh crash, the woolly wonder snaps into action to save the holiday and get the man of the hour-and a clever new mode of toy transport-back in flight. Scotton (Russell the Sheep) knits together a pleasant tale with some silly, snowy scenes featuring a frog friend and a truly excitable Santa. Yet Russell's latest lacks the spark of droll humor that fueled its predecessors; the quirkily introspective sheep's exploits lose something when Santa shares the spotlight. Ages 3-7. (Oct.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for 'Russell the Sheep': 'Russell the Sheep is completely engaging and bound to become a star of the future.' The Bookseller 'This is the delicious tale of a sheep who can't sleep.' Daily Express
PreS-Gr 2-Russell the Sheep is busy decorating for Christmas when Santa crashes his sleigh and breaks the Christmas Spell that makes him invisible. The not-so-jolly old man declares that "Christmas must be canceled," but Russell, as goggle-eyed and inventive as ever, is ready and eager to help. A grateful Santa gives him a little bit of the spell so that he can go along and together they take off on their appointed rounds. In the blink of an eye, they are back in Frogbottom Field, and Santa gives Russell one last present. The artwork is familiar and fun, with characters leaping and flying into the white space. However, the plot breaks no new ground, making this a rather pedestrian addition to the holiday canon.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||HarperCollins Children's Books|
|Dimensions: ||15.0 x 15.0 centimeters (0.16 kg)|