The North Pole Lockdown: A must-read Christmas tale and keepsake for 2020
A mystery virus is spreading across the globe, the toy factory has been closed, and the elves have been told to work from home. The North Pole is in lockdown.
With the schools shut and the kids at home, how will they ever make the toys in time for the big day?
Luckily, Santa has a plan and with a little bit of hard work and some social distancing, he’s confident the North Pole can save Christmas.
The North Pole Lockdown, written by Danielle Corrigan, is a delightful, rhyming Christmas tale that captures the key moments and memories from 2020 but in a relatable and light-hearted way – helping children to better comprehend and find hope in these strange times we’re living in.
You’ll find briefings from Prime Minister Norris, elves frantically stockpiling on candy canes and loo rolls (it happens in the North Pole, too), Rudy (Rudolph) becoming the local delivery driver for the vulnerable, clapping for the EHS (Elf Health Service), and a made-to-measure PPE suit for Father Christmas.
Everything’s been covered in this cleverly written, well-observed and sensitively-handled children’s book, that’s not only a must-read this Christmas but also a way to look back and remember a year like no other.
Fun but not frivolous, witty yet compassionate, The North Pole Lockdown is a thoroughly enjoyable read for kids and adults alike, tackling the reality of what we’ve been going through with imagination and humour; sure to cause some laugh-out-loud moments. This is further enhanced by the bright and eye-catching illustrations of real-life scenarios (albeit with an elfy spin) that are sure to keep kids of various ages amused.
Amongst all the madness of the pandemic and the constantly changing regulations, it can be difficult for us – as parents/caregivers – to digest everything that’s going on, let alone talk about this with our kids, as advised by the Mental Health Foundation. Sitting down and reading The North Pole Lockdown is a great way to make sense of it all, together – and also consolidates the way we should continue to conduct ourselves to stay safe.
A story that shows what can be achieved when a community comes together, The North Pole Lockdown delivers a positive and uplifting message that the pandemic could “NEVER NEVER NEVER” ruin Christmas.
Reassuring for those children who may be feeling worried about whether Mr C will be out on his sleigh delivering presents this year, this brilliantly-devised book offers a welcome dose of festive spirit in an otherwise difficult time and will, no doubt, be treasured by many.
It’s almost Christmas, so be quick and get reading… Purchase a copy of The North Pole Lockdown, or download the free ebook version, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912494337