Magical storybook advent calendar offers at once a delightful children’s adventure and a variety of fun-filled family activities, to capture -and contain- the excitement of Christmas.
If you’re looking for something a little different for Advent to “countdown to Christmas” then this book, Twenty Four Days to Christmas is for you.
Join Poppy and her family on a 24 day journey of excitement and anticipation for “THE BIG DAY“. Each day you will find a 1-3 page story about Poppy’s day, written in rhyme throughout with beautiful illustrations to bring each day alive. Encouraging messages throughout to encourage your children to brush their teeth before bed, washing their face, etc. You will also find some awesome ideas of activities to do on the run up to Christmas.
Fred Arthur is the combined pen name for friends Pincher Martin and Mike Dineen. As a father with a young daughter, Pincher found himself using his imagination on a daily basis to entertain both her, and her friends, and as a result the idea for Twenty-Four Days to Christmas was born. In discussion with his best-friend Mike, these ideas grew and were combined with their own childhood memories to produce a book that reflects what Christmas is about for families with young children. From making her own Christmas Cards and building a Snowman, to riding the Santa Express and visiting relatives, Poppy’s activities are designed to provide a balance of indoor and outdoor activities that can be tailored to suit all budgets and locations.
Twenty Four Days to Christmas is a wonderful story that parents, primary school teachers and extended families will enjoy sharing with children in the lead up to Christmas Day. A unique narrative and beautiful illustrations, the second edition of Twenty Four Days to Christmas is festive story that is perfect for families to enjoy year after year.
About the Author:
Fred Arthur is the combined pen name for friends Pincher Martin and Mike Dineen who met working in the Royal Navy.
Leaving school at the age of fifteen Pincher Martin entered the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman and now holds the rank of Commander. Living with his family in Plymouth but working in Portsmouth, writing creative emails and text messages to his young daughter has become part of his daily life.
Mike Dineen graduated from St Andrew’s University before joining the Royal Navy, and he too holds the rank of Commander. Mike lives with his wife in Pickering, North Yorkshire and works in Scotland.
Both are keen sportsmen and qualified life coaches. Their goal is to become successful authors, so that when the Royal Navy finally forces them to retire, it will enable them to fulfil their shared desire to support local schools and libraries, satisfy their passion for writing and foster a belief in the importance of reading and imagination for children of all ages.
The second edition of Twenty Four Days to Christmas by Fred Arthur and illustrated by Paul Winward will be re-published by Clink Street Publishing later this year and will be available to purchase from online retailers including Amazon and to order from all good bookstores.