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Cute Christmas story for littlies: ‘Rudie Nudie Christmas’ by Emma Quay

A follow up to the original and well-loved picture book Rudie Nudie, this book will delight little ones this Christmas.

Author and illustrator Emma Quay grew up in England but moved to Australia in the early 1990’s and now lives here with her Aussie family. So it’s not a surprise that her delightful crayon illustrations depict Christmas fun without an emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere motifs like snow and holly. Instead, her two little characters run and play, rudie nudie, through bath time, decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, making gingerbread, and waiting for Santa’s arrival.

The text is simple with repetition that allows children to ‘read along’:

Rudie Nudie gingerbread
will make it twice as fun,
with two more Rudie Nudies
on a Nudie Rudie run.

Rudie Nudie by Emma Quay

This is a lovely Christmas offering for kids three years and over who love to snuggle up while mum, grandpa or big brother reads aloud; the simple text also makes it perfect for beginner readers.

Rudie Nudie Christmas is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in October 2020.
My thanks to the publishers for a review copy.


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