Kid Christmas: of the Claus Brothers Toy Store (Hardcover)
Enjoy the incredible story of Santa's very first night.
Nicky Claus works with his three uncles in the Claus Brothers Toy Emporium. Uncle Hanz makes the toys, Uncle Louis checks them and Uncle Levi adds the… what's the scientific term for it? Ah, yes. The magic! For each toy made at the Emporium has a special sparkle that means it will find the child it is perfect for.
One day, Nicky notices a young girl with her face pressed up to the glass. When she disappears, he follows her and finds her living on the streets with lots of other children, none of whom can afford a toy. Nicky vows that for one night only, every child will have the toy of their dreams and – with the help of his uncles and some flying reindeer – the legend of Father Christmas is born.
This magical and heartwarming story from best-selling author-illustrator David Litchfield is a true festive treat centered on kindness, generosity and looking after each other.
About the Author
DAVID LITCHFIELD is an illustrator from Bedfordshire in the UK, represented by The Bright Agency. David first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash-up' comics for his older brother and sister. He is the creator of the award-winning, best-selling ‘The Bear and the Piano’ trilogy, as well as numerous other picture books. His first picture book The Bear and the Piano, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize (Illustrated Book Category) and became a best-seller in the UK and US. It has sold in over 25 languages to date, with the next books in the trilogy: The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle, and The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear’s Concert available now. His other picture books include Grandad's Secret Giant and Lights on Cotton Rock. David lives in Bedford with his family.
"Tinged with nostalgia and glowing with candlelit fireflies, ...A cozy tale to counteract the Christmas gift-giving frenzy." —Kirkus Reviews
"Empathy, kindness, and a good bit of magic..." —Publishers Weekly
“Nicky Claus convinces his toy-maker uncles to provide every child in the city with a present in this delightful Father Christmas origin story. Packed with sumptuous spreads, this is a delightful addition to the festive story canon.” —The Bookseller
Best Christmas Book for Kids - “The book leaves you with a big smile on your face, as well as feeling excited for Christmas.” —The Independent
“Remarkable for its sumptuous illustrations full of Victorian toys.” —The Sunday Times - Best Books of 2022
“Litchfield’s dazzling use of light sparkles through this festive feast.” —The Daily Mail