The Toys' Christmas

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Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 18 Nov 2021

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This cozy, cuddly Christmas story tells how Santa makes sure he leaves the perfect gift for each child—with a little help from their favorite toys!

It is Christmas Eve and Noah’s toy elephant, Fanfan, has gone missing! Little does he know that Fanfan has crept out of the house to join other soft toys on their annual Christmas journey: to see Santa Claus!

Just in case letters don’t reach Santa, toys all around the world make this trip so they can tell Santa what their child wants most of all. (After all, who knows a child better than their best-loved toy?)

Will Fanfan return in time for Christmas morning? And will Noah get the present that he so longs for?

Perfect to curl up with at bedtime, this sweet and magical tale is illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, the artist behind Apple Cake.
This cozy, cuddly Christmas story tells how Santa makes sure he leaves the perfect gift for each child—with a little help from their favorite toys!

It is Christmas Eve and Noah’s toy elephant...

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This is a very sweet story about how every kid's favourite toy advises Santa what their child wants for Christmas. The illustrations felt very classic, almost old fashioned, but the story itself was one of the best Christmas ones I've seen this year.

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A delightful story about children's beloved toys making the trip to the North Pole to pass on their owner's Christmas wishes

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A book so charming it's a wonder it took nine whole years to reach English translation. While one child at least is restless, because it's Christmas Eve and he can't find his favourite cuddly toy elephant, we're in the know, and following said elephant to a meeting of all the plushes and cuddlies, who head off en masse on their secret mission... Probably the illustrations are a little more classy than the telling, but the story is a nice (if implausible) one, and this is better than the 'read one Christmas, forget by the next' volume. A big success for the relevant time of the year.

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An absolutely stunning and beautiful story about children’s favourite toys meeting up with Santa every year to tell him what their child friend wants for Christmas that year. I loved this! The art is so cute and made this reading experience all the more wholesome. I love that the colours were muted but still colourful enough that I know kids will be glued to these pages. This is the perfect story to read around Christmas time! I highly, highly recommend this one. 5/5⭐️

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What a sweet and fun story! Every year each child's favorite toy goes on a special trip before Christmas to visit Santa and tell him their child's dearest Christmas wish--after all, who would know better than their closest companion?!? Along the way the toys help each other on the long journey and "talk shop" about the year they've had. Some of the requests for Santa are straightforward (toys, etc.) and some are more complicated (magic powers, family changes). I loved how sensitively those requests were handled and how Santa managed to still address the root of the child's request, even if the exact item was not something in his power to give. The illustrations were soft and dreamy and this would make a lovely wind-down book. I'll definitely be reading it in my pre-K classrooms around the holiday season and I'm sure the kids will love it! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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I received an electronic ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books through NetGalley. Clement explains how Santa knows what each child wants in this sweet story about toys making a yearly trip. Each child's toy gathers to visit with Santa on Christmas Eve so he can make his list of what to bring. The illustrations capture the magic involved. The toys look like much loved ones and share pieces of their story with readers. Delightful family read for the holiday season and a way to answer the question - How does Santa know what I want?.

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. This is a fun Christmas picture book about toys that gather intel on the children that play with them, for Santa.

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A big thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing/Francis Lincoln Children's Books for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. This is a sweet Christmas book. It is a nice read, cute graphics and fun. I think most kids would get a kick out of this book. 4 stars

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was so cute! Fanfan reminded me of a stuffed elephant I had as a baby. ❤️ For some reason, this book reminded me of the misfit toys from Rudolph, 🤔 The book is beautifully illustrated and the story is just the right length. This would make a perfect holiday gift! **ARC Via NetGalley**

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Many of us have wondered how Father Christmas knows just what to get us for Christmas and we’ve wondered what if our toys really did come alive? This book combines these two along with beautiful pictures. This book is great for adults and children to read together around Yuletide. I’m grateful I could get a chance to read it through NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group pre pub.

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The time has come for me to binge-read holiday books! Starting with some children's books for fun and simple joy to get me into the holiday spirit. Whoop whoop. This was such a cute and sweet book about stuffed animals leaving their children every Christmas Eve to go to Santa's workshop to tell him what their kids want for Christmas. Such a cute and fun adventure and a very unique story idea. The art style was really interesting as well and I loved it. It mimicked a crayon sort of texture which was really neat. I also loved the muted cool-toned color scheme. Overall, the art was amazing and the story itself was really good as well. Can't think of a single reason it could be better so 5-stars. Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for an advanced copy. All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my very own.

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This is a sweet imaginative Christmas story that kid's will love. How does Santa know exactly what to bring to a child on Christmas? Well this lovely book just may have the answer. Each year a child's favourite toy undertakes a secret mission to visit the North Pole to inform Santa what their child's most cherished Christmas wish is. Think about it for a moment... who else could harbour that confidential information better than a cuddly, snuggly, toy buddy? As the long journey progresses the toys are joined by others from all around the world. The secret agents walk and chat together about the year that was. This magical story is delightful and the illustrations are soft and dreamy making this book a perfect bedtime story to share during the busy holiday season. I highly recommend it.

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This is a lovely and heart warming Christmas story for younger children. The illustrations are lovely and make the story come to life.

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What an adorable Christmas story of what beloved children’s toys do on Christmas night!! I loved the tales they told about their year on their journey. The illustrations and color palette used was beautiful and well detailed. I can’t wait to share this story with my little ones this year. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC to read ahead of publication.

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The Toys' Christmas is a magical tale about toys going to see Santa Claus. This book instils a magic unlike other Christmas books that I've read. The illustrations are beautiful as well. Highly recommend this holiday season.

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As this story begins, it is Christmas Eve and time for young Noah to be getting ready for bed. He must be asleep before Santa can deliver his presents. But there’s a problem, Fanfan, his favourite stuffed animal is nowhere to be found. Fanfan is headed to visit with Santa, since everyone knows that a child shares all their wishes and dreams with their favourite stuffed animal. It is that beloved toy’s responsibility to let Santa know what their child wants to find under their tree on Christmas morning. It’s a long journey for Fanfan, and along the way he needs to help Mr. Long Ears, a stuffed rabbit. When they finally get to the place where the other stuffed toys are now gathered, they join them in continuing their journey while sharing their stories of the past year. Finally they arrive, and Santa calls them up to share what their child wants most of all. Then they set off to return to their home. Of course, the first thing Noah looks for when he wakes up Christmas morning is Fanfan, and his Mom calling his name to let him know that Santa was there. When he opens his present, it is exactly what he wanted! And Fanfan smiles knowing that it was all worth it. This is a sweet, magically imaginative story for young readers, or young ones experiencing Christmas with anticipation. Beautifully illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, a perfect story to read to the littlest ones as Christmas approaches. Published: 09 Nov 2021 Many thanks for the ARC provided by Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children’s Books / Frances Lincoln Children’s Books #TheToysChristmas #NetGalley

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