Junior News & Mail Book Reviews - December 24, 2010
December 21, 2010
Mary Poppins – The Complete Collection
By P L Travers
PRACTICALLY perfect in every way, it doesn’t feel like Christmas unless the Disney film of Mary Poppins is on TV.
But an extra special treat is this collection of all six original Mary Poppins’ stories by P L Travers, which provided the source material for that magical movie and is equally supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Following the wonderful adventures of the most famous nanny in the world, youngsters will be absorbed in this omnibus edition.
And girls will also love The Dreams Collection that as well as featuring the first Mary Poppins’ novel by P L Travers includes two other timeless classics by Noel Streatfield - Ballet Shoes for Anna and White Boots.
Both published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, The Dreams Collection is priced at around £12.99 whilst Mary Poppins – The Complete Collection costs approximately £10.99.
Aliens Love Panta Claus!
By Claire Freedman and illustrated by Ben Cort
FOR a last minute festive gift ideal for children aged three and over, you can’t beat Aliens Love Panta Claus! which is a brand new adventure featuring everyone’s favourite extraterrestrials.
The first picture book in the series was a Richard and Judy Children’s Bookclub & Sheffield Children’s Book Award winner and more than one million ‘pants’ books have been sold.
In this festive tale, the aliens are full of seasonal goodwill and are joining forces with Santa to give away their beloved underpants.
Published by Simon and Schuster, Aliens Love Panta Claus! is priced at around £5.99.