30 days of books for christmas - raymond briggs' father christmas
Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas books were a highlight of my childhood and contributed to my great love of reading. That the big man was portrayed as cantankerous workaday hero was so delightfully subversive it appealed to my sense of humour. There wasn't a lot of text, but together with the pictures, each page told such a huge story. Behind the scenes Father Christmas was just like any one of us - stoking the fire, cooking dinner, leaving behind his cat and dog while he went to work. Perhaps the fact he had reindeer to feed was a little bit different, but all part of the big picture! Still in print over 40 years later, make Raymond Briggs part of your Christmas - guaranteed for a lifetime of reading pleasure.
Did you have any of Raymond Briggs' books when you were a child? Do you still have your well-thumbed copies or have you had to buy them again?!