The Smallest Gift of Christmas is a delightfully cute picture book from the talented hands of Peter H Reynolds (Sky Colour).
‘Roland was eager for Christmas Day’
but more than a little disappointed when he discovered a perfectly wrapped gift underneath his tree that was, well, tiny.
Roland is not impressed.
He closes his eyes, makes a wish, then to his delight … a bigger gift appears before him. Hmm, it quickly becomes clear to young readers that this is not going to satisfy Roland. He continues to yearn for a bigger, and bigger present each time.
Reynolds employs words such as ‘yelled’ and ‘stomped’ to give clear indications to little listeners that Roland has an important lesson to learn.
… and learn he does, via an adventure in a space rocket and a reminder of what is really important in a heart warming ending.
‘Roland had never thought he’d want something so small so badly.’
I love the energy in this book, it is great fun to read out loud.
Reynolds’ beautifully clear and crisp images add a wonderful dimension, making this a fab gift!