Book Review and Competition: The Christmas Show by Rebecca Patterson

11th December 2013 15 Comments

One book which we really enjoyed reading as a family last year was Rebecca Patterson’s brilliant Not on a School Night! It remains a firm favourite in our household and has lead to the children shouting their own little catch phrase back at me. The least said about that the better…

Anyway, at the moment my thoughts are turning to the school nativity and I’ve been coaching my daughter in the art of projecting her voice and trying to get her to remember her lines. I don’t think she will upstage my son who managed to have a nose bleed whilst standing behind the headmistress doing her introduction to the play. He needed to be carted off and missed the performance, he didn’t particularly want to be in the show but I thought that was going a bit far! 

This book is a laugh out loud read for parents, but I think the more astute young readers and listeners may well be able to identify with it. After all, everyone knows a child who forgets to go off stage! If you like bright descriptive pictures alongside your children’s humour then this is the book for you and its perfect for this time of year. You’ll find loads more information about the book here.

We have very kindly been given 2 copies of The Christmas Show to giveaway. All I’d like you to do is to leave me a comment telling me all about your most memorable Christmas Show, did you do something silly when you were little? Or maybe you’re having a nightmare making the costume last minute? Did your child fluff their lines or were they adorably cute? If you fancy more chances of entering then just tweet me a picture of your Christmas show (@zooarchaeologis).

This was my little angel last year…

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  • Competition closes:  18th December 2013 midday GMT
  • Open to UK residents only.
  • The prize is one copy of The Christmas Show for each of 2 winners
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  • MuseumMummy 11th December 2013 at 9:55 am

    Little one loves this author. Think most memorable is likely to be this year with her first nativity. With help of mother in law we have managed a respectable costume… My memories are that I was almost always Mary. Must be the dark hair…

  • mummy24 11th December 2013 at 5:59 pm

    my daughters first nativity!<br /><br />Ashleigh

  • kathleen weetman 14th December 2013 at 5:52 pm

    My most memorable one was when my class led the boy with the lamb under his arm onstage and he started to sing &quot; ba,ba,black sheep &quot; instead of &quot;while shepherds watched.&quot;<br />

  • kathleen weetman 14th December 2013 at 5:53 pm

    My most memorable one was when my class led the boy with the lamb under his arm onstage and he started to sing &quot; ba,ba,black sheep &quot; instead of &quot;while shepherds watched.&quot;<br />

  • christine shelley 14th December 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I was in the process of adoption and my daughter was so tiny (13kg) at but she was still aflower in the school play

  • nutunit 14th December 2013 at 7:02 pm

    My granddaughters &quot;First Nativity Play&quot; at her nursery, where she was a special angel.

  • Tammy Tudor 14th December 2013 at 11:56 pm

    the first nativity πŸ™‚

  • Hotrod mum 15th December 2013 at 5:26 pm

    my son being on of the wise men made me cry

  • Esme Mccrubb 16th December 2013 at 6:34 pm

    when I played mary

  • Dessallara 17th December 2013 at 1:00 am

    The First Nativity πŸ™‚

  • Hazel Christopher 17th December 2013 at 12:49 pm

    It has to be this years as it was my sons first – he was a star! πŸ™‚ Very proud mummy moment.

  • Amanda Walsh 17th December 2013 at 7:17 pm

    last years as it was the first time my daughter performed in a nativity since she started her specialist asd school

  • Louise Fairweather 17th December 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Big man forgetting his lines and loudly saying thank you for being reminded

  • MamaMummyMum 17th December 2013 at 8:19 pm

    my girls nativity play last year as my eldest played the oart of mary x

  • jodie harvey 18th December 2013 at 12:00 am

    my own when i was younger, i forgot my lines and made it up as i went along lol

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