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From the multi award-winning creator of the modern classic Meerkat Mail, this gorgeous festive treat is full of Christmas card flaps to lift, as Sunny the meerkat travels the world in the search of the perfect Christmas.

A Sunday Times Book of the Year.

Sunny wants a white Christmas, with a decorated tree, carols and sprouts for dinner . . . none of which he can see at home in the Kalahari desert. So off he heads to find the perfect Christmas elsewhere, before realizing that maybe Christmas isn't all about the trimmings.

Emily Gravett's witty and heartwarming celebration of festive fun and family love shows that Christmas can be whatever you want it to be.
By:   Emily Gravett
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 271mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   258g
ISBN:   9781509857302
ISBN 10:   1509857303
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   28 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 6 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals, her skill and wit are second to none. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy, Old Hat and Cyril and Pat. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

Reviews for Meerkat Christmas

Lots of lovely lift-the-flaps as the wonderful Emily Gravett delivers festive fun. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * This book will become a forever favourite as you dash around the world with the Meerkat family. * Baby Magazine * Sunny, Emily Gravett's loveable meerkat, is searching the world for the perfect Christmas. With lots of lift-the-flaps, this adorable book will be a delight for fans of the Jolly Christmas Postman. * Angels and Urchins * Fun and quirky. * Woman's Weekly Book Club * The two-time Kate Greenaway medal winner delivers more of her Meerkat Mail with this postcard-flap filled tale. * i newspaper * This witty postcard adventure is about what really makes Christmas perfect. * Metro * Global adventures come from the sublime Emily Gravett in Meerkat Christmas. A meerkat goes all around the world in search of snow, fir trees, figgy pudding etc, sending chirpy postcards to his family in the Kalahari desert that convey the disappointingly dismal reality of Christmas away from family and home. * New Statesman * Emily Gravett's Meerkat Christmas sees Sunny the meerkat travel to the seaside and Antarctic to find the perfect snowy Christmas, only to learn that being with his family in the Kalahari, where cactuses are decorated with insects and snakes, is perfect after all. It is beautifully drawn, with comical mice, penguins and reindeer, cards to open, and bad cracker jokes * Sunday Times - Book of the Year *

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