A slightly lesser known book than her others, The Stick Man by Julia Donaldson is perfect Christmas time reading. It’s enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment too with a West End show and trails across Forestry Commission sites nationwide.
For me, Donaldson and Scheffler are the ideal partnership – like Dahl and Blake – instantly recognisable and perfectly paired.
Much like The Gruffalo, this book has drama and suspense as you wait to see if the Stick Man will escape the clutches of those who’ve mistaken him for a mere twig. Will he ever be reunited with his family in the family tree?
Her words bounce along rhythmically and with familiar repetition so young audiences can chime along too. We love following his adventure, and learning about all the different ways we use wood in our lives.
And of course, the appearance of a certain jolly man in a red suit is the icing on the cake for a Christmas book!
Read about the Stickman trail over on Mummy Mummy Mum
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