Grandpa helps his family overcome many challenges in the run up to the big day. From managing Max's mischief and soothing Lily's anxiety at her nativity, to making light of cremated turkey on Christmas morning; his special gift helps his frantic family remember what Christmas should really be about.
This book is a heart-warming story of 'the family next door'. It offers parents a rare opportunity to talk about issues like Autism and the often difficult subject of loss, in an incredibly soft and sensitive way, emphasising positive themes of love and togetherness at Christmas.
It also reminds us how, too-often, we become distracted by material things, or strive for 'perfection', when the real magic may be right under our noses.