by Lou Peacock with pictures by Helen Stephens
This has to be one of the most delightful books about Christmas for kids. And for parents. I adore this one.
I now know why I loved the illustrations in How to Hide a Lion at Christmas so much – both were done by Helen Stephens.
Noah is a little boy who has a stuffed elephant named Oliver – both my kids carry around their elephants everywhere so this was the main reason they loved this book so much.
Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mom, his sister and, of course, Oliver. In a delightful British department store (I told my husband we are spending Christmas with our families in the UK next year), the family shops and Oliver has his own little adventures in each department.
When Noah realizes that his beloved stuffy is missing they must retrace their steps. Will they find Oliver Elephant?
A lovely, gentle story perfect for Christmas.