Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Price: RRP £6.99 for Socks for Santa, £7.99 for Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story, £14.99 for The Little Christmas Tree.
Age Range: 3 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Socks for Santa – George, our fearless hero, returns for a fifth Amazing Adventure. This time he ventures to the North Pole to make sure Santa gets presents for a change! But who will he meet on his shivery quest and how on earth will his woolly socks save the day?
Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story – Create your own Nativity scene with pop-out stable and characters for hours of festive fun this Christmas! Meet Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus and discover the story of the first ever Christmas in this charming retelling of the Nativity story. Then pop out the stable and characters to create an interactive nativity scene, perfect for a child’s bedroom!
The Little Christmas Tree – The children have decorated all the trees in Emerald Wood for Christmas, but one little tree has been forgotten . . . Can the animals make the tree a spectacular success before Christmas morning dawns?
Review: Georgie and Lydia are a pair of little bookworms, so when they received these three lovely Christmas children’s books to add to their ever-expanding library, they were delighted. All three of these books have been a great success with the girls, and it’s not hard to see why.
Socks for Santa is the latest in the George’s Amazing Adventures series. We have a few of these books already – you can read our reviews for Spaghetti with the Yeti and Marshmallows for Martians if you want a peek – and they are among the girls’ favourite books. This new offering is no different, with George going on another fantastical adventure – this time to the North Pole to meet Santa.
The words on the page roll off the tongue so effortlessly as you read this book aloud, with excellent rhythm and structure. It is a joy to read, and a really fun story too. The illustrations are bright, cheerful, and full of amusing little details.
Pop-Out and Play Nativity is a really lovely nativity book, with toddler-friendly cardboard pages, sweet illustrations, and a well told story. It’s a great first Nativity book, and Georgie & Lydia love the pop out stable which we have set up on the side in the living room.
The last page folds out, and different characters from the nativity story can be popped out and arranged inside the stable to recreate the nativity story.
The Little Christmas is a lovely story about animals decorating a tree in the forest, after the children forget to decorate one of the trees for Christmas. The illustrations are really cute, with adorable animals and a really lovely story to go along with it.
On the last page, there is a little blue envelope full of decorations & cut out animals and presents, and then when you undo the ribbon & open up the back cover of the book, it opens up into a cardboard christmas tree. You can then decorate it with the cardboard decoration & place the presents underneath.
We have put the tree together with the nativity on the side in the living room, and they look great on display.
We have been really impressed by all three of these books, the cardboard displays look fab & the George’s Amazing Adventure story is great fun, the girls love it. 5 stars for Egmonts range of Christmas books.