Blue, Blue Christmas by Anna Coddington (Paperback)

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Forget the woolly jumpers, yule logs and snow, this kid is going toshow Santa Claus how we do Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere – withsunglasses, beach cricket, surfing and barbecues!

Does Santa realise it's actually very hot here at Christmas time? What if heoverheats in his red suit while delivering presents?

“Santa! It's urgent! I'm not sure if you know -
down here Christmas is in summer!
It's blue, blue skies and if you get fried
in that suit it'll be a bummer.”

While everybody is geting ready for Christmas, one kid is worried. Does Santaknow it's summer in the southern hemisphere? What if he overheats? She decidesto send him a message. If the big guy gets her invitation, she'll show him howmuch fun a blue, blue Christmas can be!

About the Authors:

Anna Coddington (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is anaward-winning New Zealand songwriter, singer and producer, with four criticallyacclaimed studio albums to date. In 2022 she won the Waiata Māori Music Awardfor Best Māori Album in Te Reo for her EP Mana-Wā-Hine, featuring a collectionof waiata performed in te reo Māori. Her songwriting prowess has seen her inthe prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting award Top 20 list four times. Shealso has an MA in Linguistics, is currently studying for a law degree, and is aprofessional voiceover artist – so she justifiably considers herself a wordnerd! A mother to two children with her partner Dick Johnson, also a musician,Anna's writing for children carries a deeper mission of spreading awareness ofkaupapa Māori.

Story Hemi-Morehouse (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) wasborn in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and moved to Australia when she was young.She was always obsessed with comics and drawing and turned her love ofillustrating into a career. Story's first published book, Mokopuna Matatini/TheGreatest Festival on Earth by Pania Tahau-Hodges, was shortlisted for fourawards in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2022. Shehas since added several more picture books to her portfolio. Story lives andworks on Yugumbeh Country (Gold Coast, Australia) and, thanks to the flexibiltyof freelance work, also gets to spend regular time in Aotearoa.

Forget the woolly jumpers, yule logs and snow, this kid is going toshow Santa Claus how we do Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere – withsunglasses, beach cricket, surfing and barbecues!

Does Santa realise it's actually very hot here at Christmas time? What if heoverheats in his red suit while delivering presents?

“Santa! It's urgent! I'm not sure if you know -
down here Christmas is in summer!
It's blue, blue skies and if you get fried
in that suit it'll be a bummer.”

While everybody is geting ready for Christmas, one kid is worried. Does Santaknow it's summer in the southern hemisphere? What if he overheats? She decidesto send him a message. If the big guy gets her invitation, she'll show him howmuch fun a blue, blue Christmas can be!

About the Authors:

Anna Coddington (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is anaward-winning New Zealand songwriter, singer and producer, with four criticallyacclaimed studio albums to date. In 2022 she won the Waiata Māori Music Awardfor Best Māori Album in Te Reo for her EP Mana-Wā-Hine, featuring a collectionof waiata performed in te reo Māori. Her songwriting prowess has seen her inthe prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting award Top 20 list four times. Shealso has an MA in Linguistics, is currently studying for a law degree, and is aprofessional voiceover artist – so she justifiably considers herself a wordnerd! A mother to two children with her partner Dick Johnson, also a musician,Anna's writing for children carries a deeper mission of spreading awareness ofkaupapa Māori.

Story Hemi-Morehouse (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) wasborn in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and moved to Australia when she was young.She was always obsessed with comics and drawing and turned her love ofillustrating into a career. Story's first published book, Mokopuna Matatini/TheGreatest Festival on Earth by Pania Tahau-Hodges, was shortlisted for fourawards in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2022. Shehas since added several more picture books to her portfolio. Story lives andworks on Yugumbeh Country (Gold Coast, Australia) and, thanks to the flexibiltyof freelance work, also gets to spend regular time in Aotearoa.

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