Christmas in Lagos - African Childrens Book - Picture Book for Kids


Hello, again! 😀 It’s Thanksgiving Week.  If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving in advance.  Speaking of giving thanks …

Christmas in Lagos is my 4th picture book for children.  It is now available on,, and all Amazon stores online.  The 3rd picture book was A Chicken Called Peri Peri, which was also released this month.

The illustrations for this delightful picture book were created by Maria Nikla.  Maria is an illustrator from Athens, Greece who resides in Brighton, United Kingdom.

Here is the synopsis:

A charming picture book celebrating all the joys of a Nigerian Christmas in Lagos, a metropolitan African city.


A cold, dry wind blew in from the Sahara desert, and into Ranti’s room.
This was Harmattan, which meant one thing: Christmas was on its way.


It is ten days to Christmas, and also the last day of school. Ranti, a six year old girl who lives in the West African city of Lagos, Nigeria, sits in class and listens to her classmates describe all the exciting, far-away places they will visit during the Christmas holidays.


But Ranti believes that her Christmas will be “the most boring Christmas ever” because she will be spending it in Lagos. There is no snow in Lagos, and no winter. Only Harmattan.


However, with the encouragement of her class teacher, Miss Ani, Ranti starts a Christmas journal where she details all the amazing things that take place in the city of Lagos during Christmas.


She develops a newfound appreciation for Lagos, and discovers all the exciting reasons that make Christmas in Lagos so special. Kids will enjoy following Ranti’s journey through her Christmas diary, as she takes us through Lagos at Christmastime, exploring the sights and sounds of the bustling city.


Recommended for children 4 to 8 years old.

Ranti’s Christmas diary lets us see Christmas through the eyes of a child.  It also addresses something that everyone, even adults, can relate to, i.e. the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO).

Christmas in Lagos will make a lovely Christmas gift for any child, and for those of us who are kids at heart.  😉

Have a wonderful week ahead.  And Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

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More Children’s Books
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The Hairy Crown of Mr. Adesoji

A Goat Called Curry

Castle of Newborns

A Chicken Called Peri Peri


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