Book Review: A Family Christmas

Title: A Family Christmas

Written by: Alana Washington

Illustrated by: Emily Nash

Published by: Uclan Publishing

Written in rhyming couplets, A Family Christmas by Alana Washington and Emily Nash, brings back fond memories of reading, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. I believe it is all set to become another Christmas classic. The books opens with the excitement of Christmas morning and guides us smoothly though the family events of the day right up to bedtime when the children are safely tucked up back in their beds.

A Family Christmas would be a great book for encouraging discussion on their own family Christmas routines and traditions. Children can talk about the similarities and differences of how they celebrate Christmas Day, what foods they eat, what activities they enjoy and look forward to, and what makes the perfect Christmas. It would also be ideal in the classroom to help children with sequencing the day.

There is a strong sense of family throughout the book leaving you with a sense of peace and hope.

You can buy copies of A Family Christmas by Alana Washington and Emily Nash from your local bookshop, or online at, an organisation with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops.

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