Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. There is a certain feeling of love, hope and joy in the air one can’t quite describe. Well, presents add that extra oomph to the festive season. Still, more often than not, like any other festivities, it is the presence of family and friends that genuinely create moments that are treasured. As we grow older, we realise that their presence becomes much more important than presents. But let’s allow our little ones to enjoy opening their gifts first.
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express tells the story of a girl, named Mia that misses her Dad very much during Christmas. She makes him a card but was told that it wouldn’t reach him in time for Christmas. However, she stumbles upon a mysterious postbox, and is soon taken on an adventure like no other! Mia realises at the end of the story that there are many families out there that can’t be together during Christmas. With beautiful illustrations and elements of surprise which would make storytelling that much more fun, there are flaps to open that will keep readers young and old guessing. Peek-through holes and die-cut features take interactivity one step further.
This children’s book is a heartwarming tale about families who can’t be together with their loved ones during Christmas, but it also reminds us of how lucky we are to have each other. The illustrations, great storyline and the touch of interactivity will make this book a storytime favourite during this season of love, hope and joy.