I have read a couple of books by Matt Haig and eagerly awaited this publication. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I hoped to play the book to a..Show More » six year old girl, and listened to it myself first. In fairness, I have not played it to her, nor will I. Quite early on in the book we are faced with the death of a young girls mother, and Matt does an excellent job in taking us through this grief... But us that even an idea that I want to install in a six year old head? Not at Christmas, anyway. An amusing story follows with Father Christmas having a few troubles with elves and trolls and the like. There are a few clever references, interesting characters and funny anecdotes. The story switches between 2 or 3 sub stories in the way many recent popular adult novels do, but is this easy for a child to follow? I had lost some interest by the time I reached the conclusion. There are better books for children at Christmas and better adults books but this author. On this occasion I don't think the two mixed too well.