THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED!
With the festive season rapidly approaching, it's the perfect time to give you, our lovely readers, the opportunity to win a book bundle worth more than £50!
Included are six beautifully illustrated picture books containing heartwarming stories of love, friendship, family and home.
Cold Toes At Christmas by Jo Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Embla Granqvist (Tiny Sponges).
This copy has been signed by the author Jo who says: "Cold Toes At Christmas is a story about me, when I was about 7 years old. My dad got a new job, which often took him abroad for months at a time, we never really knew when he would be home. At first my mum seemed OK with this, but as weeks turned to months, I watched her get sadder and sadder.
"Being the eldest child meant I looked after my siblings an awful lot, and as the years went by I used to dread my dad going away again. But I always hoped – hoped that this time wouldn’t be for long, hoped that next week he would be back. I remember one Christmas in particular, everyone in my class were writing their Christmas lists. I put ‘A new bike’ on my list, but all I really wanted was my dad to be there.
"Families come in all shapes and sizes, some children live with mums or two mums, some with a dad or two dads, some with grandparents, carers. Many families live apart or far away from each other. What is important, is knowing we love and are loved. That is the best gift of all."
The bundle also includes:
A Home for Gully (OUP) by Jo Clegg and Lalalimola about a little seagull in a big city
The Dressing-Up Dad (OUP) by Maudie Smith and Paul Howard, which celebrates fun-loving dads and the importance of being yourself
Red And The City (OUP) by Marie Voigt which is a delightfully up-to-date take on Little Red Riding Hood
Steve, Terror of the Seas (OUP) by Megan Brewis about a little fish called Steve whom everyone is scared of — but why?
This book just stole my cat (OUP) by Richard Byrne — a quirky, interactive tale that little children will love.
TO WIN: Tag a friend or loved one in the comments underneath our book bundle competition Facebook post.
Competition closes 5pm Monday 26 November 2018.
Winner picked on Tuesday 27 November 2018.