Stocking Filler? Here’s the perfect one!
It so happened that last Christmas eve, Father Christmas was running a very high fever and lay sick in bed, coughing. There was no way he could have even have climbed up his sleigh, let alone drive his reindeers across the globe and stop at each house to deliver the presents.
As you can imagine this caused a lot of panic, until … until Mrs Claus, the wife of Santa, said: “I’ll go instead”. The elves were momentarily stunned and then burst out laughing “No way!” “U ma tarax!” His outfit won’t fit you, and you need a dress and how can you possibly drive the sleigh, they argued.
Mrs Claus enlisted the help of the elfettes and soon she was kitted in a brand new – sleeker – red outfit and recruited help for driving the sleigh and checking the presents’ list. She just drew the line at the beard.
Is-Sinjura Klaws is the story of how last Christmas eve, Santa did not miss a beat – and it was only thanks to his missus.
Is-Sinjura Klaws, written by Clare Azzopardi and illustrated by Lisa Falzon is ideal both for reading to children when these are still very young, and eventually for reading by children themselves when they are slightly older. Apart from being an emotional story, perfect to nurture a love of reading, the play on words, alliterations, rhymes and rhythms makes it fun.
You can buy it here and it will reach you in time to put under the Christmas tree!