Cowshed Christmas, by Gavin Bishop and Joy Cowley (Random House, RRP $24.99):
This is a fantastic Kiwi Christmas picture book for your favourite littlie. Gavin Bishop and Joy Cowley will be familiar names to lots of our future readers, and to their mums, dads and teachers, too.
Gavin Bishop has won the NZ Children’s Book of the Year award three times and been awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal for Services to Children’s Literature, while Joy Cowley has made her name writing for both children and adults and was made a Distinguished Companion of NZ Order of Merit for services to children’s literature.
These two heavyweights of children’s literature have come together to produce a lovely little book with all the very much Kiwi farmyard animals getting a very special Christmas surprise.
It’s a gorgeous book with a cutsie little story that will have your littlies hooked from the very first page.