Christmas Gift Guide | All the Beautiful Books!

My Christmas shopping is progressing surprisingly well this year.  I hate rush-shopping so have been steadily ticking items off my list for the past few months.  The kids gifts are a different story however.  The only presents locked in and ordered so far are books.  And that makes me so excited!  I LOVE ALL THE BOOKS!

If you’re in New Zealand you only have until the 8th of December to get your Book Depository orders placed to ensure delivery before Santa comes, so get that plastic cranking!

Here are the books that will be under the tree at our house this year {so far lol}

 Christmas Gift Guide Books - Mummy Blog New Zealand

Oh No, GEORGE! By Chris Haughton

Animalium By Jenny Broom

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Elephant and the Bad Baby By Raymond Briggs

Roadwork By Sally Sutton

Dear Zoo By Rod Campbell

The Ocean Alphabet Book By Jerry Pallotta



A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”


nixon:  typically, the most attractive, exciting place for you to be is where the big boys are.  when there are blankets and pillows on the floor for rolling in, hidden dogs snuggling to discover and harass, and game controllers and remotes to obsess over, there is no place you’d rather be.  of course it helps that the bigs turned around every thirty seconds to love all over you and shower you with kisses and tickles xx


ethan:  we were housebound for the first five days of the holiday so when the sun came out we made the most of it.  i took you, your bestie and nix hiking in the waitakere ranges on sunday and we had a blast.  the recent rainfall made the waterfalls spectacularly deafening and the river was as high as we have ever seen it.  you have been such a pleasure to spend time with these holidays, it will be a very quiet house when you go back to school!

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