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Kathleen Watkins: Happy Christmas, Pigín!

Pigín returns for a perfect Christmas day out in Dublin.

Pigín and Badger meet in town for a spot of Christmas shopping. What follows is the most wonderful day in Dublin.

First, they hear the Old Belvedere boys’ choir singing to raise money for charity, then they head to Arnotts – where they are called in to help at Santa’s grotto. Following the hustle and bustle of busy Moore Street and Henry Street, the pair take the Luas to the quiet Clarendon Street church to look at the crib. Turns out that in the pew behind them is their dear pal, Nanakit, who takes them for a treat of tea and cake at Bewley’s as the snow starts to fall on Grafton Street.

Back home at Nanakit’s house, a sleepy Pigín and Badger help to decorate the Christmas tree as they remember their magical day.

This follow-up to the No 1 bestselling picture book Pigín of Howth is an inspiration for grandparents and grandchildren everywhere!

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