The North Pole Lockdown by Danielle Corrigan – Book Review

The North Pole Lockdown by Danielle Corrigan – Book Review

The North Pole Lockdown by Danielle Corrigan

The North Pole Lockdown

Author – Danielle Corrigan
Publisher – Book Bubble Press
Pages – 45
Released – 26th October 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1912494330
Format – ebook, paperback
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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The North Pole is in lockdown.

A fun, rhyming Christmas tale about how a community came together, even though they had to stay 2 metres apart.

A mystery virus is spreading the globe, the toy factory has been closed, and the elves have been told to work from home. With the schools shut and the kids at home, how will they ever make the toys in time for the big day?

Luckily, Santa has a plan and with a little bit of hard work and some social distancing, he’s confident the North Pole can save Christmas.

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The elves were busy making all the toys for Christmas when there was a sudden radio announcement. A virus was sweeping across the world and the toy factory might have to close to keep everyone safe.

The elves had been told that they need to work from home, but with having to home educate their children as well due to the schools being shut, could they make enough toys for Santa to take to all the boys and girls across the world and when could they go back to work, safely?

The North Pole Lockdown is essentially a book about Covid-19 and Christmas and how Santa won’t let it ruin it for all the children. It is a book to explain in simple terms what has happened this year and to stop young children from being anxious about Christmas.

I enjoyed the plot and how the author has incorporated things such as people buying all the toilet rolls and the Prime Minister’s daily announcements into the story, plus clapping for the EHS (Elf Health Service).

The book is written in a rhyming style and has incorporated some fabulous artwork. I would have liked to have seen the elves wearing masks and there is one picture of Santa with the mask under his nose which really annoys me when I see people wearing their masks like that, but overall the book is fun, relevant to this year, and engaging.

For any children that may be anxious about Christmas due to the virus, this would be a great asset to reassure them. I also love that the author has spoken to the children at the beginning about how brilliant and brave they are.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Danielle Corrigan The North Pole Lockdown

Hello, I’m Danielle Corrigan. I’m a Saddleworth based mum-of-two who loves to write poems and stories for the whole family to enjoy.

This year has been such a strange time for everyone, especially children, and so I felt it was important to capture some of the most memorable aspects of lockdown and make them in to a fun story for people to enjoy.

To be honest, I’m just a regular mum & wife and on a normal day you’ll see me dashing around sorting the kids. I have a small jewellery business, which specialises in bespoke designs personalised with the hand, foot or fingerprints of those close to your heart. Prior to this, I worked in a Learning & Development role, designing & delivering fun, experiential training sessions to support people in the workplace.

I’ve always wanted to write and publish a book before I was 40….technically I’m 40 but do lockdown birthday’s really count? As a new author, I’m hoping you enjoy my first book, The North Pole Lockdown.

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5 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    LOL – Santa on lockdown, I guess it was just a matter of time for that to show up 😉

  2. Nadene says:

    Fitting read for the current situation.

  3. I’ve seen a few cute Christmas books with this theme pop up this year. Thanks for sharing this one. Here in America, Dr. Fauci (on the COVID task force) has told children Santa is immune to the virus. ☺️ But I have heard of children suggesting maybe Santa just drops the gifts down the chimney or leaves them outside to keep socially distant!

  4. Bianca says:

    This looks super cute!

  5. Karen says:

    Definitely a book for our time! Enjoyed!