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I Killed Father Christmas, by Anthony McGowan & Chris Riddell

Written by · Published Dec 15, 2017

Every day until Christmas Eve, stock librarian Sophie will recommend one of our brilliant new Christmas books for children. Today’s book is I Killed Father Christmas, by Anthony McGowan & Chris Riddell.

I Killed Father Christmas

A new title from Barrington Stoke, optimised for readers with dyslexia and visual stress and enjoyable by all.

“Jo-Jo’s mum and dad are arguing again - but this time it’s on Christmas Eve and Jo-Jo’s convinced it’s all his fault. He’s been spoiled, selfish and greedy - and his badness has actually killed Father Christmas.

“To make amends, Jo-Jo decides that he must be Father Christmas - and so he fills sacks with his old toys and puts on mum’s long red coat. But then a magical encounter with the real Father Christmas shows Jo-Jo that the true message of Christmas is the giving of love, not of gifts.”

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.