Children's · Christmas

The Christmas Carrolls – Mel Taylor-Bessent. ★★★★★

Blurb; Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is! Living her merriest life in a house with year-round fairy lights and Christmas trees, a carol-singing toilet and a diva monkey who thinks he’s a reindeer, home-schooled Holly tries to spread cheer wherever she goes.

But when she goes to a new school with a singing Santa backpack and first day Christmas cards (during a heatwave in September!), she realizes not everyone shares her enthusiasm for spreading cheer. In fact, when the neighbors try to remove the Carrolls from the street and Holly discovers a group of children that may not get a Christmas at all, her snow globe world begins to crack. Is the world’s most Christmassy girl about to lose her Christmas spirit?

My Review; First up this is a children’s Christmas book but who cares? It was brilliant! Devoured this in hours. It is beautifully illustrated throughout and I fell in love with this family who are Christmas obsessed and love to spread cheer. But not everyone understands that they believe its Christmas everyday… With Holly starting school will she be able to fit in with her peers and spread cheer?

A very festive, uplifting read. Heartwarming ending. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this family in book two. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me. One to Pop on your children’s Christmas list.

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