Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Is it Christmas yet? by Jane Chapman

Any parent of a young child knows that urgency and impatience with which our little ones wait for a big occasion like their birthday or Christmas. They cannot wait for the big day to arrive and keep pestering asking their parents "Is it my birthday today? Is it Christmas yet?" Sounds familiar? Then you will smile reading a lovely new book from Little Tiger Press called "Is it Christmas yet?"

This charming story is written and illustrated by Jane Chapman, and features two bears, Big Bear and his little son Ted. Little bear is very excited, rushing around in his Santa hat: "Christmas is coming". Not yet, his Daddy tries to reason with him, we still need a lot to do before Christmas arrives.

So, they wrap the presents together, and the little Ted is helping over-enthusiastically.
Both my younger son Eddie and I giggled, looking at the bear with the scotch tape all over him, as it brought back memories of our last Christmas gifts' wrapping session, when we also ended up unsticking the scotch tape from ourselves.

Then they have to bake a cake. And again, the mess in the kitchen looks very familiar. Whenever Eddie joins in my baking session, our working surface ends up covered with the flour and whatever dried ingredients we are using.

And then they need a Christmas tree... so off they venture in the woods to pick a perfect tree.

And by the time everything is ready, the little bear gets too tired. Aww.

As all the books from Little Tiger Press, this illustrated book would appeal to both children and their parents. It is a wonderful kind story with lovable characters. Parents and children would easily identify themselves in similar situations, and will chuckle together, reading this amusing and entertaining book.

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Disclosure: I am a member of Parent Review Panel and received this book for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.


  1. Argggh you said the C word and its not even October yet! Looks a good book though

  2. Glad you like it! I love the picture of Eddie (?) reading the book. I wrote this because I have been known to forget the joy of Christmas in all the effort and prep beforehand. We get stuck up with tape in our house too!