Kid Christmas: Of The Claus Brother’s Toyshop’
This is my 6th author/illustrator picture book. Published in October 2022 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. I was very grateful to be given the opportunity to tell my tale of Nicky Claus/Kid Christmas and his 3 Toy Maker Uncles. I have always wanted to create a Christmas story and I loved drawing the Victorian era setting and all of those classically made toys.
With this book there is an underlying message about the importance of remembering the true spirit of Christmas. But overall, my main hope is that every reader enjoys the fun, festive adventure and just has a grand old time whilst reading it.
Ho Ho Ho 🙂
Here is the blurb:
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 of the shops window. 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 of their own. 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 centred on kindness, generosity and looking after each other.