The Christmas Next Door, written by T.A. Creaser and Samuel Langley-Swain, illustrated by Christine Cuddihy, was published in October 2018, via Owlet Press.
Grandad’s coming to stay for Christmas! What could possibly go wrong?
This heart-warming, rhyming story reminds us how easy it is to get caught up in material things at Christmas, through the true to life experiences of ‘the family next door’.
Grandad helps his family get through the challenges they face, in the run up to the big day, from soothing Lily’s meltdown in her school nativity (due to her Autism), to smiling through cremated turkey on a disastrous Christmas morning! His special gift helps the family come together and reminds them what Christmas should be all about. This book gives parents the opportunity to discuss the often-difficult subject of loss in an incredibly soft, subtle and sensitive way, using themes of love, family and togetherness at Christmas time.
Illustrations © Christine Cuddihy 2018