Reviews for Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring
Peppa Pig and her family and friends are preparing for Christmas. When Santa arrives, he discovers that he's lost his list, but Peppa and brother George help him get the right presents to their friends. The anticlimactic but accessible plot and slick digital illustrations will appeal mostly to fans of the [cf2]Peppa Pig[cf1] television show on which this book is based.
Kirkus Reviews 2012 September #1
Peppa Pig moves from her preschool TV series shown on Nick Jr. to the holiday bookshelf with this simple, amusing story about Santa's missing list of toys and their intended recipients. Peppa and her little brother George open the story by meeting their friends at the mailbox to mail their letters to Santa with their toy requests. The porcine siblings prepare for the holiday with their parents, and on Christmas Eve, the little pigs surprise Santa in their living room as he leaves their wrapped gifts. He discovers he has lost his list of presents, and Peppa is able to help Santa, as she can remember all the items their friends requested. The final page shows all the friends lined up at the pig family's door, carrying their new Christmas toys. The story is just the right length and complexity for preschoolers who are starting to listen to real stories, and though the text is short and simple, it still offers an actual plot and humorous dialogue. Digitally produced illustrations use simple shapes with thick outlines around the characters and a jazzy palette of neon brights contrasted with cool pastels to create a sharp, contemporary mood. Peppa Pig and her friends seem destined for further adventures to complement the currently popular TV series. (Picture book. 2-5) Copyright Kirkus 2012 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2012 September #2
Peppa Pig--the perky star of an animated TV series that airs on Nick Jr.--saves Christmas (for her friends, anyway) in this light story. Santa's list blows away ("Ho, ho-uh-oh!") just before he slides down Peppa's chimney. Peppa and her brother are waiting for him by the tree (a bit oddly, since they were last seen falling asleep). Peppa tells Santa what each of her friends is asking for, so he knows what gifts to deliver where. Though the book's digital art is plenty cheerful, Peppa's personality and humor are fairly subdued in this holiday outing. Ages 2-5. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC
School Library Journal Reviews 2012 October
PreS-Gr 3--This book is based on the television show made popular in the UK, and now on Nickelodeon. Peppa and her family and friends write letters to Santa and pick out a tree and decorate it. When she and her brother, George, wake up to meet Santa, they are able to help him after his list blows away, because Peppa remembers exactly what all of her friends asked for. The pleasant story and charming, digital cartoon characters make this a fine addition for Peppa fans.--Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library [Page 84]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.