Title: Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas (Fletcher’s Four Seasons #4)
Author: Julia Rawlinson
Illustrator: Tiphanie Beeke
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Hardback
Description: It’s Christmas Eve and Fletcher has had a terrible thought – what if Father Christmas can’t find the rabbits’ new burrow to deliver their presents?
But luckily Fletcher has an idea… Join him and his friends as they set about making Chrsitmas perfect in this enchanting seasonal story!
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: Aw this is such a sweet story! One winter day Fletcher is taking a walk near the old rabbits burrow when he realises that the rabbits are now in a new burrow and Father Christmas might not be a be able to find them. Getting help from Squirrel, some mice and others Fletcher decides to help make some directions to the rabbits new burrow so that Father Christmas will know where to find them. ‘Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas’ is around A4 in size an the hardback is filled with lots of lovely thick matt pages of beautiful illustrations and some text.
I like how lovely and sweet this story is! Fletcher’s concern about Father Christmas not finding the new rabbits burrow leads him to first try to create some directions himself with some sticks. Soon Squirrel joins in and then a few more animals and they do eventually manage to make some arrow directions for Father Christmas to follow. But later a night a problem occurs, something happens and the directions disappear and Fletcher worries whether the rabbits will get their presents this year. I really love how thoughtful Fletcher is and what he and the other animals end up doing to try and make sure that Father Christmas comes. The story really is a heart-warming one and just perfect for Christmas and the ending is really special and one which made me smile so much.
The illustrations are beautiful. I just love how cute and lovely all of the animals look. There’s something so captivating and special about the illustrations in all of the Fletcher books, and I just love how I’m instantly drawn to the images. They make the tale so much more special and I can’t help but want to look at the pictures again and again. This time the pages that would usually be white in colour with some illustrations and text are instead a lovely creamy colour instead. And there is a special last page showing some twinkly golden things which just make the page sparkle and look so much more wonderful and Christmassy!
Overall this is such a lovely and sweet story. It’s one I know will be loved by many children, and adults, and I’m sure it’s a book that will be read again and again!
What do you think of this book? Have you read any of the Fletcher’s Four Seasons series yet? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂