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Kids Activities: 10 Christmas Picture Books from Around the World

by Liska Myers

The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge

The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge by Sven Nordqvist (Sweden): A Tomte is a house spirit, native to the Scandinavian countries. In exchange for working to help people around the house all year long, on Christmas Tomtes expect a bowl of porridge, and woe to that family who forgets about this tradition! A good-humoured story with whimsical illustrations about what Tomtes have to do in the modern times.

Available on Amazon here.


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