How Winston Delivered Christmas

How Winston Delivered Christmas : A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters

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From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Delivered Christmas - the irresistible story of the brave little mouse who sets out on an adventure on Christmas Eve. Featuring beautiful colour artwork and Christmassy activities to make-and-do throughout, this gorgeous book is sure to become a festive family tradition that will be enjoyed year after year.

Winston the mouse is on a Very Important Mission. On Christmas Eve, he finds a letter to Father Christmas that did not make it to the post box - so, with no time to lose, he sets out to deliver it himself in time for Christmas Day! He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on his Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way.

Each chapter includes it's very own festive activity for all the family to enjoy together - including writing a letter to Father Christmas, making mince pies, designing your very own Christmas cards, making presents, creating decorations, and so much more!

This flapped paperback features a festively foiled cover and artwork on beautiful paper, making it the perfect Christmas gift.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 201 x 254 x 18mm | 682g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529010861
  • 9781529010862
  • 12,744

Table of contents

Introduction - i: How to Read This Book

Chapter - 1: A Very Important Mission

Section - ii: Write a Letter to Father Christmas

Chapter - 2: A Mysterious Flying Object

Section - iii: Make a Winston Finger Puppet

Chapter - 3: An Envelope Out of Place

Section - iv: Make a Christmas Tree Paper Chain

Chapter - 4: Winston Sets Off

Section - v: Make a Snowflake Decoration

Chapter - 5: Window Shopping

Section - vi: Make Gingerbread Mice

Chapter - 6: The Room in the Rafters

Section - vii: Make a Paper Chain Decoration

Chapter - 7: The Jolly Holiday Travel Agents

Section - viii: International Christmas Traditions

Chapter - 8: Thinking Big Thoughts

Section - ix: Make a Pompom Robin

Chapter - 9: Mince Pies and Movies

Section - x: Make Christmas Gifts

Chapter - 10: An Important Clue

Section - xi: Make Mince Pies

Chapter - 11: A Cosy Bed Made of Straw

Section - xii: Make Stained-Glass Window Biscuits

Chapter - 12: Splash and Splatter!

Poem - xiii: Make Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags

Chapter - 13: As Flat as a Pancake (almost)

Section - xiv: Make Christmas Fairy Peg-Dolls

Chapter - 14: You Aren't a Salmon

Section - xv: Make a Party Invitation

Chapter - 15: Purveyors of Fine Goods Since 1847

Section - xvi: Make Your Own Party Food

Chapter - 16: Team Work

Section - xvii: Make Your Own Christmas Tree Decoration

Chapter - 17: Dilly-Dallying

Section - xviii: Make Your Own Christmas Crackers

Chapter - 18: Stinky and Therefore Tasty

Section - xix: Make an Orange Pomander

Chapter - 19: Eduardo Fromage

Section - xx: Make a Christmas Jar

Chapter - 20: A Night-Time Feast

Section - xxi: Make Your Own Christmas Box

Chapter - 21: Clockwork

Section - xxii: Random Acts of Kindness

Chapter - 22: The Great Flying Mouse

Section - xxiii: Make a Snow Globe

Chapter - 23: A Light in the Sky

Section - xxiv: Make Christmas Table Decorations

Chapter - 24: The End

Section - xxv: Christmas Checklist

Chapter - 25: Hot Buttered Toast

Section - xxvi: Tips For Next Year
Section - xxvii: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Section - xxviii: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Section - xxix: Jingle Bells
Section - xxx: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Section - xxxi: Letter from the Author
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Review quote

This is the most sumptuous book . . . a perfect Christmas book, lovingly produced with a green bookmark ribbon, a fabric spine, and beautiful colour illustrations, through which the warmth of happiness radiates . . . Magical and heartwarming. -- Clare Zinkin * * Alex T. Smith's resplendently published Advent adventure . . . interwoven with creative activities is the sweet story of an intrepid and compassionate mouse delivering a letter to Santa. Illustrated with humour and elegance, this promotes kind, artistic Christmases. * Sunday Times * Beautifully illustrated, a fantastic idea, a heartwarming story and a book that is destined to become a Christmas classic. * Carousel * Gorgeously illustrated, this is a poignant and heart-wraming story. * * Utterly gorgeous stuff. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
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About Alex T. Smith

Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he'd wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children's publishing.

Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, which appear in their own TV series on Disney Junior.

When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant `supervision' of his canine companions in Warwickshire. How Winston Delivered Christmas is his first title for Macmillan.
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