We’ve chosen Olivia Helps with Christmas for My Book Corner due to it’s ability to single handedly capture that intense excitement and anticipation felt on Christmas Eve. You know the sort – endless trips to the window to see if he has arrived …
As preparations for the big day begin in earnest Olivia feels the need to help. The blueberry pie didn’t go down well with William, the Christmas lights muddle will make you giggle and as for the little tree on the table …. ooops!
I love the blend of illustrations with the occasional photograph which pops off the page. The story moves swiftly with plenty of illustrations and details to keep younger ones amused, including a fabulous Olivia styled ending!
Olivia Helps With Christmas touches on many gentle themes which are common place in many household during the run up to Christmas. It is a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas tale.