Emily Gravett stole our hearts with her beautiful book Cyril and Pat, so we couldn’t wait to read her new festive story Meerkat Christmas.
There’s something so wonderfully African about a meerkat, and if you’ve ever seen them in the game reserves or even in an animal book peeking out curiously, you’ll know how cute they look. Get ready to fall in love with Sunny the meerkat, a meerkat who dreams of a perfect white Christmas with all the trimmings. There’s only one problem, there are no decorated trees, carols or sprouts for dinner in the Kalahari Desert which he calls home.
So Sunny sets off on an adventure to find the perfect Christmas elsewhere. As he visits different areas he finds some things that he likes and some things that he doesn’t, so his search for the perfect Christmas continues. The highlight of each visit is a card addressed to his family which you can open to read and discover more about his journey.
Your children will love exploring the details in the beautiful illustrations throughout the book. But most importantly they will understand the message as Sunny realizes Christmas isn’t just about the trimmings, that a perfect Christmas is more about spending time with family and loved ones.
If you’re looking for a wonderful Christmas book to share with your children this festive season then look no further than Meerkat Christmas. Not only is it a beautiful book, it features a heartwarming message and fun festive Christmas card flaps to flip. That and it’s about meerkats, what’s not to love?
Meerkat Christmas is available in hardback from bookstores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R195. It’s recommended for children aged three to six years.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sharing this beautiful Christmas story with us.