From Africa to Australia to Asia and back again, Sonny the meerkat is on the hunt for the perfect Christmas in this flap-filled festive picture book.
Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals, her skill and wit are second to none. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy, Old Hat and Cyril and Pat. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.
Emily Gravett's Meerkat Christmas sees Sandy the meerkat travel to
the seaside and Antarctic to find the perfect snowy Christmas, only
to learn that being with his family in the Kalahari, where cactuses
are decorated with insects and snakes, is perfect after all. It is
beautifully drawn, with comical mice, penguins and reindeer, cards
to open, and bad cracker jokes * Sunday Times - Book of the Year
Global adventures come from the sublime Emily Gravett in Meerkat Christmas. A meerkat goes all around the world in search of snow, fir trees, figgy pudding etc, sending chirpy postcards to his family in the Kalahari desert that convey the disappointingly dismal reality of Christmas away from family and home. * New Statesman *
This witty postcard adventure is about what really makes Christmas perfect. * Metro *
The two-time Kate Greenaway medal winner delivers more of her Meerkat Mail with this postcard-flap filled tale. * The i-newspaper *
Fun and quirky. * Woman's Weekly Book Club *
Sunny, Emily Gravett's loveable meerkat, is searching the world for the perfect Christmas. With lots of lift-the-flaps, this adorable book will be a delight for fans of the Jolly Christmas Postman. * Angels and Urchins *
This book will become a forever favourite as you dash around the world with the Meerkat family. * Baby Magazine *
Lots of lovely lift-the-flaps as the wonderful Emily Gravett delivers festive fun. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail *