The First Christmas Jumper and the Sheep Who Changed EverythingISBN: 9781406389814 By: Ryan Tubridy, Chris Judge (Illustrator)
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 18th November 2019
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.2
The story of the very first Christmas jumper and the multi-coloured sheep that started it all!
There are two things you need to know about Hillary the sheep. One: unlike her typical white or brown friends, Hillary’s wool is all the colours of the rainbow. Two: she loves Christmas. She loves everything about it, especially Santa. When news gets out that Mr Claus himself is travelling across all of Ireland, looking for the perfect sheep’s wool to make a brand-new jumper, Hillary’s head begins to spin… Could her wool-dest dreams come true?
With back-chatting sheep, a jelly baby-obsessed farmer and a choir of Elvish Presley singing elves, this is a truly wild, laugh-out-loud adventure all about the creation of the very FIRST Christmas jumper.
• Ryan Tubridy is the host of The Late Late Toyshow, Ireland's most watched programme of 2017, with a peak audience of 1.34 million viewers.
• As Toyshow host, Ryan is known for wearing many Christmas jumpers. It is fitting that he has written this history of the first Christmas jumper – told with graaaaa-nd humour and a dollop of Christmas good-wool.
• Fully illustrated with Irish Children’s Book Award winner Chris Judge’s goofy, festive artwork.