Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Thrifty Thursday's Top Tips for Christmas

Thrifty highly recommends that you get your hands on a copy of this book before next Thursday. A certain Internet auction place has 65 copies ranging in price from 99p to £24.99, and some even have this cover, which is by far the most satisfying edition because of the embossed cover and the gorgeous pictures inside.

Thrifty bought this in December 1997, and bought copies for all her friends that year. She spent the whole of Christmas Day devouring it, and was consequently late for dinner at her fiance's family gathering. Thankfully he still married her.

Last year these two read it in installments for the first time to their children who raced to bed all month to be ready for the next chapter. Even on Christmas Eve was this the main reason for bedtime!

It is the story of a magical advent calendar told in 24 chapters so that the book itself becomes a magical advent calendar. You can read little bits here and here and here.

Another Tracing Rainbows production!


magsmcc said...

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving, Pom and Frances and Gretchen Joanna and Spring Chicken and the whole DB lovely crew and Pen and Ink and all you Land of the Free!

The dB family said...

Oooh! This sounds like a book my kiddos would all love. I'm going to have to see if it's available here too.


Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes, Mags!
I ordered The Christmas Mystery. I can't wait for it to come!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Thanks for reminding me about this book--you mentioned it last year, but I didn't get around to getting it. I'll go order it now.

And thank you for your kind Thanksgiving wishes. I'm thankful for you, my dear!


Scarlet said...

What a lovely book. When my girls were young we had a book which came with a stable and pieces made from card to slot into it. Each page related to the piece to be slotted in. They loved that and were always so excited about getting it out ready for 1st December.We used to read the page before school each morning and then slot the piece in. I still have it and they are 23 and 16 now.

Angela said...

I still haven't got round to reading this one.

Thanks for joining the Top Tips

blessings x

Elizabethd said...

I have always loved that book!

Gumbo Lily said...

The book sounds so good! I'm always looking for a good Advent book.
Thank you!


APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

what a lovely blog! :)
greetings from Portugal!