The second of the books Imogen received from Penguin was The Empty Stocking, a new release written by Richard Curtis who is famous for writing comedy shows such as Blackadder and classic British comedy films Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones’ Diary.
The book tells the story of seven year old twins Charlie and Sam who are, of course, looking forward to Santa bringing them lots of presents. Now although Charlie and Sam look the same, they could not be more different. Sam is a good girl, she is polite and works hard at school, now Charlie is a cheeky girl and has been especially naughty and it’s certain that she won’t get any presents on Christmas Day. However, when Charlie wakes up and realises that Santa has made a mistake it’s up to Charlie to out things right, but will her last minute act of kindness be enough?
It’s a beautiful book, very well illustrated and the attention to detail on them is suburb. Imogen and I have spend hours reading the book and discussing it. It’s a great way to teach the difference between right and wrong and that there are consequences to bad behaviour.
The Empty Christmas Stocking from Penguin Books is available from all good bookshops with an RRP of £6.99.