I’m delighted to share my review of this charming book, written by Lynette Creswell and published by White Rabbit Books. The book will be available for purchase on the 28th of this month from Hive Books | Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo
It’s Christmas Eve with the hoglets.
Prickles and Primrose are excited. That is until… As they decorate the Christmas tree they discover the star for the top has shattered. Not to be defeated – the brave hoglets set out into the woods to seek a substitute star but stumble across Santa instead.
What adventure will they encounter?
AND… what about the star?
If you love Winnie the Pooh you’ll fall in love with the hoglets, Prickles and Primrose, from Briar Wood.
Christmas Eve finds Mrs Hedgehog trimming a small fir tree into the perfect shape for a Christmas tree. When she had finished, Prickles and Primrose, the hoglets, excitedly began to decorate the tree with colourful baubles. The last job was placing the star on the very top, but rooting through the box with Mr Hedgehog they discovered it had shattered.
Prickles and Primrose said they would go out to hunt in Briar Wood and see if they could find something special to put on the tree. Promising their mother not to stray out of the wood, they found much more than they bargained for. Because they helped someone they met very unexpectedly, they did indeed have something extra special, and perfect, to put on the top of the tree.
An enchanting Christmas picture book with important themes for children, including doing their best to help people, being well mannered and willing to share.
The illustrations are wonderful, full of colour and presented beautifully, with accompanying well written text suitable for all children, whether reading themselves or being read to. A book for children (and adults) to love.
My thanks to White Rabbit Books and Lynette Creswell for the eARC.
Lynette was born in London, England, and from the tender age of five was raised by her grandmother and given books to help keep her quiet. Lynette found she had a passion for reading and subsequently started writing once she began school.
Years later, Lynette’s husband was so impressed with her ability to capture children’s imaginations with her short stories that he encouraged her love of writing by buying her a laptop in the hope she would write something more substantial. So with a little push in the right direction, Lynette decided to write a fantasy trilogy and the subject would be something that all children love to read about (and most adults too) – magic!
Lynette’s inspiration came from childhood books written by Enid Blyton. The Enchanted Wood and The Faraway Tree were her first real taste of fantasy and later on Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Series captured her own vivid imagination.
Lynette lives in North East Lincolnshire with her husband and King Charles Spaniel, Ruby. All of her grandchildren are the apple of her eye.