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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760891619
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 14
  • RRP: $12.99

I'm Ready for Christmas


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The I’m Ready books celebrate the exciting milestones and events in your child's life.

I’m getting ready for my favourite day of the year . . .

This delightful story captures the magic of the festive season and summer holidays in Australia.

About the I’m Ready series:
The I’m Ready series is a collection of fun, bright board books about exciting milestones and events in many children’s lives. These gorgeous board books are designed as handy explainers for children that parents can trust, with a look the whole family will love.

The I’m Ready series serves as a stepping stone between first concept books (numbers, alphabet, colours, animals, etc) and longer narrative picture books. They are ideal for children ages 3 to 4.

The series is illustrated by Jedda Robaard, a beloved Australian author and illustrator. These gorgeous books will win over parents and children alike with Jedda’s adorable illustrations, full of familiar Australian scenes, animals and flora. The books are about key experiences in a child’s life, whether it’s feeling anxious about starting preschool or getting ready to celebrate with family.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760891619
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 14
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Jedda Robaard

Jedda Robaard grew up in a small town on the island of Tasmania and now lives on the coast of Victoria with her husband, children and a variety of pets.

Jedda trained as a graphic designer, the manual cut and paste way, and ran children's art and craft workshops for many years. The interaction with her young students, a passion for her craft as well as family life and a discerning eye for the innocuous but evocative little moments in life all contribute to her page-turning, whimsical and imaginative illustrations and stories for children.

Jedda's books have been published in many languages including English, French, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Korean and Chinese.

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Praise for I'm Ready for Christmas

“These fun, relatable books help explain the world to our little readers familiarising them with new situations or explaining traditions. The simplicity of the sentences and eye catching illustrations make them accessible and highly appealing.”

Better Reading

“I love the idea behind this series which is to bridge the gap between early concept books (ABC, numbers etc) and standard picture books. What is even more attractive is the truly Australian flavour throughout . . . Just delightful!”

losangzopa.wordpress.com

“What a lovely Australian Christmas! . . . Young children will delight in this sturdy board book, seeing familiar and well-loved events depicted in the colours of Australia.”

ReadPlus

“Very young readers will love seeing the things that their families do reflected in this very Australian interpretation of the Christmas experience, all helping to build anticipation for the great day.”

Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, thebottomshelf.edublogs.org

“With street parties, barbecues and picnics, Christmas decorations, wrapping presents, family and reflecting on the year that's been, I'm Ready for Christmas is bound to put you in a Christmas frame of mind. The adorable illustrations of quintessential Australian scenes with native Australian characters are a knockout.”

blogofdad.com

“The series is illustrated in super cute style by Jedda Robaard, with pictures beautifully complementing the text. And the books themselves are just the right size for little hands to hold . . . One of the great things about this series is that it's Australian. That means the Christmas story is set in summer! . . . The stories address common questions children might have, and the friendly characters and recognisable situations will appeal to them and help gently allay any concerns. Grab these books for the littlest book lovers in your family, and you'll be well on your way to preparing them for new experiences.”

kids-bookreview.com


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