carols under starry skies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

An Aussie Christmas, that is.

As the days to Christmas count down, there’s presents being wrapped, ornaments decorating homes, families gathering and carols sung under starry skies. Yep, this is the wonder of Christmas in Australia. My favourite time of the year.

Crackers popping!

Stars above.

Christmas Wonder.

Peace and love.

Christmas under the sun

With only 7 sleeps ‘til Christmas, the family in this book are really getting into the festive spirit.  You can practically smell the gingerbread baking and the aroma of Nan’s Christmas pudding, and all with the sun shining down on so many smiling Aussie faces.

As someone who was raised on Aussie Christmas’s of beach, backyard cricket, bbq’s, wonderful family gatherings, awesome friends and giant Pavlova’s, this book captures all the spirit and joy of Christmas and why I love this time of year.  

The wonder of Christmas, particularly for kids and families, is alive and well in this new Christmas favourite by Vikki Conley and Cheryl Orsini. Both the words and the illustrations capture the mood, the joy, and of course, the wonder of Christmas. This is sure to be a new family fav. Right up there with the family Pav.

Christmas Wonder Author Vikki Conley

Published by Affirm Press, an independent Melbourne-based publisher dedicated to publishing great Australian stories, big ideas, and the most engaging local and international authors.


Title: Christmas Wonder

Author: Vikki Conley

Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini

Publisher: Affirm Press, 2019. Small Publisher of the Year 2019 (ABIA)