Doing Christmas (Picture Puffin)

9780140557350: Doing Christmas (Picture Puffin)

The family are getting ready for Christmas - doing the shopping, getting a tree, cooking and decorating. When the day arrives, so does their glamorous granny in her sports car. She brings presents for the children and tells them stories until lunchtime, after which they go for a walk in the park.

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Lively illustrations and minimal text, allowing for plenty improvisation by the adult raconteur, map the chaotic day-to-day life of a harassed single mother, her two toddlers and lugubrious dog. ( Spectator)

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Sarah Garland is a much-loved author/illustrator who has published more than 40 books. The daughter of a publisher and illustrator, she trained as a typographer at the London College of Printing. She has written many books for children, and also books for adults on herbs and their uses. During her childhood in the New Forest and in recent years she has concentrated on growing a very wide variety of herbs to use in her kitchen, and to treat minor ailments. She lives in Chedworth, Gloucestershire. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Eddie's Garden and Eddie's Kitchen; Going to Playschool, Doing the Garden, Going Swimming, Coming to Tea, Doing the Shopping, Doing Christmas, Having a Picnic and Doing the Washing; Billy and Belle; Dashing Dog; Splash and Zoom.

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Garland, Sarah
Published by Puffin Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140557350 ISBN 13: 9780140557350
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Puffin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140557350

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