...But when my Sashas spotted it lying there waiting to be wrapped they decided to have a sneaky preview.
The book, That's not my Santa is by Usborne and is one of their 'touchy-feely' series.
The front cover reads 'That's not my Santa.... his hat is too soft.' Here we see my early 1970s Trendon baby Sasha re-rooted by Lisa Hartley Nightdress feeling Santa's red hat.
That's not my Santa.... his sleigh is too sparkly.
The baby is wearing her favourite Winter outfit of a red fleece by Sashawardrobe, tights by the Doll Works and the Santa hat that I bought back the other week when shopping in Selfridges.
That's not my Santa....his sack is too rough.
That's not my Santa....his gloves are too fuzzy.
That's not my Santa....his boots are too squashy.
That's my Santa....his beard is so fluffy.
Firstly as an elder sister to my three brothers and sister, then as a parent and finally a primary teacher I know just how much young children enjoy repetative sayings/readings and love to join in saying them along with you... so I'm sure that Alexander, for whom this book is intended, will want do so too.
My thanks to Sarah for her brilliant listings yet again for me.