The oldest's school was closed on Wednesday due to the strikes so we took the opportunity to do a bit of Christmas crafting. With a few sheets of coloured card, 2 sheets of stickers, double-sided tape, ribbons and metallic pens, we made some Christmas bookmarks.
The book is set out in chapters from 1st December until Christmas Day so you can read a chapter per day like an advent calendar (which is what me and my 8 year old are doing). The book is about a boy who finds an old advent calendar and when he opens the first door, a folded piece of paper falls out, telling the first part of a story about a little girl who went missing 40 years ago. Each day he finds a new part to the story.
It sounds like an intresting read we can both enjoy and I'm hoping it will become a new Christmas tradition for us to read it each December.
Another advent-type story is over on Scarlett Bailey's website here. Each day you can open the door of the advent calendar to read an installment of her short story, Santa, Maybe. I've read the first two installments and can't wait for tomorrow.
Another advent theme is happening at One More Page where there will be a Christmas blog each day, including author interviews and giveaways.