Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 01 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781788007641
Size: 170 x 170 mm
Length: 26 pages
Picture Books

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree


The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups – and downs – of toddler life.

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Pip and Posy are best friends – they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that’s when kindness and understanding – and a cuddle – make everything better.

In The Christmas Tree, Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there’s one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear!

All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip?

A charming and funny story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing!

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“It’s a story of forgiveness, lessons learnt and good dental hygiene, told with Axel Scheffler’s usual artistic zeal.”

– Alex O’Connell, The Times

“Another beautifully observed toddler drama, touching here on telling fibs, kindness and tooth brushing.”

– The Bookseller Children’s Previews

“A sweet and funny addition to Scheffler’s winning preschool series.”

– The Horn Book (US)

“A delightful story for little ones.”

– BookTrust

“Pip and Posy are back in a very special Christmas tale… Full of things to count and a gentle lesson about telling the truth.”

– Library Girl and Book Boy (blog)

“Scheffler is on top form in this festive cracker as the illustrator of The Gruffalo teaches gentle lessons about learning from mistakes, forgiveness… and the benefits of brushing your teeth!”

“Lots of fun to share and read aloud.”

“Axel’s trademark illustrations are full of festive flavour.”

Story Snug (blog)

“Axel Scheffler has his rabbits Pip and Posy decorating (and guzzling from) The Christmas Tree with sparkling results.”

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Telephone: +44 2070897575


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +442070897575


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 2070897575