Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present


Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present‘ lies, overlooked, at the bottom of Father Christmas’s delivery sack. The reindeer are tucked up, exhausted, Father Christmas is weary and sore. Yet, he knows that Harvey Slumfenburger will receive only one Christmas present. If Father Christmas does not deliver Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas present, there will be no other.

Harvey Slumfenburger lives at the top of Roly Poly Mountain. It is ‘far far away’. Father Christmas is without his reindeer and sleigh. The snow is thick. Who will help? Will it be the man with the aeroplane? Or even the man with the Jeep? Could the boy with the motorbike help Father Christmas deliver ‘Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’? 

Bookwagon is delighted to introduce this perfect Christmas story to new readers. John Burningham delivers a glorious picture book that is as satisfying as Christmas pudding. It lights up every reader, reminding us of the joy and wonder of the season.

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Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present

John Burningham

(Walker Books)

 As Father Christmas prepares for bed after an exhausting Christmas eve, he discovers a gift hiding in his Santa sack… ‘Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’. Everyone knows, Father Christmas delivers Christmas presents to every child. Therefore, what happens when time’s running short? Furthermore, it seems that this child lives at the very the top of Roly Poly Mountain! What’s more he receives a single present That one present is from Father Christmas. Will Father Christmas deliver ‘Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’? We join an increasingly exhausted Father Christmas as he journeys to gift Harvey Slumfenburger. Will anyone help him, or is it just too late? What might the journey involve? Is it possible that Father Christmas might abandon his quest? Or is it just possible that this boy might receive his gift?


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