I have always loved books containing words and pictures written and drawn by children – such as ‘Letters to God’ and ‘Letters to Santa’ – so at a recent book sale I was immediately drawn to this modern version of an old favourite. Finding ‘Are You There, Father Christmas?’ instantly inspired an end of year activity for my music teaching studio and I now have a wonderful steadily growing collection of student ‘e-mails’ to display at our Christmas concert. What would YOU ask or tell jolly old St Nick?
Although I loved hearing and reading Fairy Tales as a child, it always disturbed me that characters such as the wolf in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ often met a horrible end.
In this wonderfully written and illustrated thrift shop find, the wolf is simply scared away by the waving of a woodsman’s axe.
“Happily ever after” for all….