The History of a Word 02/07/20
I Killed Father Christmas
Publisher: Little Gems
It is Christmas Eve and Dad says Father Christmas won’t have the money, time or energy to deliver everything on Jo-Jo’s long Christmas list. That night, as he tries to block out the sound of his parents arguing, Jo-Jo is devastated to hear Mum accuse Dad of killing Christmas. Convinced she means that Dad has actually killed Father Christmas, Jo-Jo is certain that his own selfishness and greed are to blame.
Desperate to put things right, Jo-Jo decides he must take on the role of Father Christmas himself. The task seems overwhelming, so he is thrilled to receive a very special helping hand...
This enchanting festive tale is a poignant reminder of what Christmas is really about – love and kindness. It is particularly accessible to dyslexic readers, with short chapters and clear, well-spaced text on thick cream pages to reduce visual stress.
Splendid colour illustrations from Chris Riddell (former Children’s Laureate) feature throughout, bringing this heart-warming story to life. With Christmas jokes and games hidden in the jacket flaps, this delightful tale is sure to become a firm Christmas favourite.