Russell's Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton

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When Santa and his broken sleigh are stranded in Firefly Wood, Santa is sure that Christmas will have to be canceled. That is, until Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! With a clatter and a bang, Russell shows that hard work and a little imagination can make a magic that is all his own.

Everyone's favorite woolly sheep is baaaack in a Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa's arrival.

 

About Rob Scotton

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Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Russell the Sheep; Russell and the Lost Treasure; and Russell's Christmas Magic. He lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.
 
Published December 7, 2010 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Scotton’s scenes of popeyed livestock mugging for the camera capture the profound flakiness of the entire episode, and the final view of an ovine audience poring over the resulting photo album will have young viewers agreeing with Russell that he has found “The best treasure ever.” Place this tak...

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Scotton makes a stylish debut with this tale of a sleepless sheep—depicted as a blocky, pop-eyed, very soft-looking woolly with a skinny striped nightcap of unusual length—trying everything, from stripping down to his spotted shorts to counting all six hundred million billion and ten stars, twice...

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In the third story in a series about Russell the sheep, he comes to Santa’s aid and saves Christmas through his inventiveness and hard work.

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The compositions vary in perspective, and Scotton uses spot illustrations to pick up the pace, and framed full-spread paintings when Russell takes a pause.

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The fleecy, fleet-footed insomniac introduced in Russell the Sheep returns in all his striped stocking-capped glory for another picture-book romp, this time on the trail of treasure.

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Scotton (Russell the Sheep ) knits together a pleasant tale with some silly, snowy scenes featuring a frog friend and a truly excitable Santa.

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Summary: Nice if quite standard story wise Christmas book, lifted above the run-of-the mill by magical illustrations.

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