The Christmas Tree Tangle by Margaret Mahy (see 5 Dec) is a great favourite among the Christmas books for children. A bit of a tongue-twister with a lovely rhythm and charming story.
'But, horrakapotchkin! What do I see?
She's tangled her tail and can't pull free.
Oh, what terrible Christmas luck:
Help! Help! - for the cat is stuck.
One Christmas Tree Party the children made a little play from it...
if you're buying books for children this Christmas....more to come